Stage - The Philippines

2010 was an important election year in the Philippines. The “entablado” or stage is the politicians'tool for gathering large crowds in a community to present their political platform. Entablado looks into the lives of people who depend on the informal economy brought about by Philippine elections and shows how poor people, in times of election, hope to earn a meager income even for just a short period of time. Revealing the struggles of the common people amidst the glitters and promises of a political candidate's stage show, the film takes a look behind the façade of glamour.