Demie DANGLA is an independent documentary filmmaker, photographer, and freelance editor from the Philippines. She has worked on award-winning television documentaries as a researcher and journalist before moving onto filmmaking. In 2016, Dangla was awarded the National Geographic Young Explorer Grant, and with it she photographed the impacts of tourism on indigenous communities. In 2019, she received a grant from Earth Journalism Network for a documentary dealing with climate change and mental health. Dangla is interested in creating works that explore cultural history, the human condition, and personal memories.
Place of Origin
In English and Tagalog with English and Chinese subtitles
Things I Don’t Tell You is a short experimental piece that tries to capture human vulnerabilities while also finding strength to face them, not as an individual but as a collective.
During the pandemic, I found it hard to confront my own fears at first, as I didn’t really understand them. Learning about other people’s fears made me realise that I am not alone in this struggle to survive. This film is not just about confronting one’s own fears but our collective fear as a nation. It’s knowing that we are all in this together, and we can do something about it.