Kiri Dalena



Kiri Dalena


Kiri Dalena


Jippy Pascua


Majoy Siason-Bascos


Kiri Dalena

Sound Design

Mikko Quizon

John Michael Perez

Aeriel Ellyzon Mallari


Datu Arellano

Production Company

Sine Tres Marias

Total Running Time

41 Minutes





In Alunsina, Dalena explores the potentials and limits of engagement within a community facing trauma. Working closely with human rights organizations, she finds herself documenting the struggles of children and families in an urban settlement severely affected by the government’s war on drugs. She engages with another family whose child has resorted to drawing pictures to cope with such tragedy and again confront the complexities in communicating the violence they have witnessed.

About the Director

Kiri Dalena is a visual artist, filmmaker and human rights activist who lives and works in the Philippines. Her work deals with issues of political and social injustice, drawing from events in Philippine history. She is a co-founder of the filmmaking collective Southern Tagalog Exposure. She is known for her works such as known for The Guerilla Is a Poet (2013), Gikan sa ngitngit nga kinailadman (2017) and Ka Oryang (2011).

Festival and Awards

  • Berlinale Generation Section, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2021
  • HotDocs 2021
  • Visions du Réel 2021
  • DMZ International Documentary Festival 2021
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2021


How can I watch?

Continued education and actions on Martial Law

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