Raya Martin

Raya Martin

Independence; A Short Film About the Indio Nacional
Voted in the directors poll

Voted for:

Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola
Manila by Night 1981 Ishmael Bernal
Commingled Containers Stan Brakhage
ruption volcanique à la Martinique 1902 Georges Méliès
Evolution of a Filipino Family 2004 Lav Díaz
Flowers of St Francis, The 1950 Roberto Rossellini
Histoire(s) du cinéma Jean-Luc Godard
I am Cuba 1964 Mikhail Kalatozov
Mirror 1974 Andrei Tarkovsky
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The 1974 Tobe Hooper


These are ways to live: food, clothing, shelter. Within our daily preoccupations, films have gone beyond depicting: Soviet politics in Cuba, family psychoanalysis, Asian history. Rather we have continued living with it: rediscovering overlooked movies, shooting a ten-hour film in the span of a decade, recreating a war zone for a war movie. Food, clothing, shelter, cinema. These are also ways to die.