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is a Filipino film scholar, educator, programmer, and critic. He is an Associate Professor of film studies at the University of the Philippines Film Institute, where he served as director (2018-2020). His research investigates the intertwining of political and cinematic discourses and engages with and problematizes notions of 'national' and 'regional' cinemas in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Educated in cinema and literature at the University of the Philippines and the University of Westminster, he is the author of The End of National Cinema (2016), editor of Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema and Moving Image (2019- ), programmer of TINGIN Southeast Asian Film Festival (2017- ), and a member of NETPAC and FIPRESCI.

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