Y is for Yolanda, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports
Post November 2013, the world reached out to the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, more widely known as Typhoon Haiyan. The media spotlight shone on the devastation that the tropical cyclone left behind on the exposed east coast of the Philippines. Foreign Aid Charities came from every corner of the globe to help clear and repair the broken city of Tacloban, on the east coast island of Leyte. Recently Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic Church came to the people, in February 2015, instilling words of hope and faith.
In the aftermath of the event, news articles continue to circulate and be published, documentaries and films endeavor to highlight the social, economic, environment and spiritual impact of Typhoon Yolanda.
The world is looking and listening to the Philippines; subversively this is an opportunity for the country’s identity to be re-profiled, allowing the public to perhaps reconsider its preconceived judgments of a forgotten third world.
‘Megastorm: World’s Biggest Typhoon’ film – can be watched here
‘Killer Typhoon’ Doco – can be watched here
Lav Diaz film ‘Storm Children: Book One‘
Life in the Phillipines: Preparing for the next Typhoon – can be read here
#OFW more than a country of good looking, half-wit, opportunistic terrorists