Off World

Off World

Drama 

Cast

1. Marc Abaya
2. David Usher (narrator)

Synopsis

An ethereal, occasionally disturbing portrait of one of the Philippines' most notorious slums. Though fictional, Off World plays like a documentary, following a young Toronto man named Lucky, whose life is utterly transformed during a journey to his birthplace of Smokey Mountain. Once known as the Kingdom of Tondo, Smokey Mountain is now one of the most densely populated urban landscapes in the Philippines; a vast slum surrounding a mountain of garbage 12 storey's high, named for the methane gases that leak continuously from refuse accumulated over the course of more than half a century. Here, where entire families eke out a meagre living as scavengers, Lucky grapples with the echoes of his past in an attempt to define himself and reconcile his comparatively affluent Canadian upbringing with the hard-bitten existence of the children of Smokey Mountain.

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