• Jeepney

    2013, HD video, feature documentary (60min), Directed by Esy Casey, Produced by Sarah Ema Friedland – Jeepney visualizes the richly diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines through its most popular form of mass transportation: vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeeps.  Unlike mass transportation in many parts of the world, jeepneys are not a government service but are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values, and dreams in its painting and decoration.  The stories of a jeepney driver, artist, and passenger take place amidst nationwide protest against oil price hikes that pressure drivers to work overseas to earn a living, Jeepney provides an enticing vehicle through which the rippling effects of globalization can be felt. Jeepney is funded in part by The Center for Asian American Media with funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Princess Grace Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Learn about how to see the film here!