Afflictive Apparitions: The Folk Catholic Imaginary in Philippine Cinema

@article{Sison2015AfflictiveAT,
  title={Afflictive Apparitions: The Folk Catholic Imaginary in Philippine Cinema},
  author={A. Sison},
  journal={Material Religion},
  year={2015},
  volume={11},
  pages={421 - 442}
}
  • A. Sison
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • Material Religion
Abstract The amusing aphorism that the Philippines is “a product of 300 years in a Spanish convent and 40 years of Hollywood” evokes audiovisual validation in the enduring presence of a Filipino religious film genre that represents what I would term as the “folk Catholic imaginary,” a furious postcolonial syncretism of Roman Catholic piety and primal, pre-Hispanic religious practice. Filipino religious films keep open the portal between the this-worldly and the other-wordly, notwithstanding the… Expand

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