AKA Dante Mendoza
- 1st Filipino to win Best Director Award for a full-length film at Cannes International Film Festival; Festival entry: "Kinatay" (which means "butchered" in Tagalog) (2009)
"What I am doing always has a social context in it, mostly around poor people and ordinary people who are trying to strive for something better. There are 90 million Filipinos. There are very few people who would understand my films. These are the literate, the educated ones. What I am trying to do now is to bring my films to a certain group, like the students."
DATE OF BIRTH
July 30, 1960
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