Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||KANO: An American and His Woman|
Victor Pearson, a Vietnam War veteran, was discharged less than a year later for war shock and post-traumatic stress disorder. He then settled in a remote province in the Philippines. He married a Filipina by asking a group of prostitutes in a bar, "Who wants to marry me?" In 2001, he was arrested and subsequently convicted on two counts of rape. Since his convictions, he has converted to Islam and has married six of his concubines. All the wives get monthly allowances on top of their household needs. Everybody is living off Pearson’s allowance and hoping there will be enough for their own families. So this "make shift family" is never ever really settled, as every day is a constant battle to survive.
This documentary is the story of how one American man and his harem have created this most dysfunctional of families, and how such sad, sordid circumstances bind them in inscrutable ways. [KANO: An American and His Women] reflects the tragic twists of the Philippines’ history, and the depths of crushing poverty. It is a story of desperation, survival, and strangely, of hope.