Delikado, a USA-Philippines-UK-Australia-HongKong co-production, directed by Karl Malakunas won the Sustainable Future Award at the 69th Sydney Film Festival which took place from June 8 – 19, 2022.
A tourist destination and home to one of the world’s most diverse rainforests, the island of Palawan is a dangerous place for land defenders. Bobby Chan, a local environmental lawyer, leads a group of renegade land protectors who confiscate the chainsaws of illegal loggers. Up for re-election, local Mayor Nieves Rosento is the focus of a dirty campaign supported by land developers and President Rodrigo Duterte. Along with ex-illegal logger Tata, they confront murder and betrayal in their efforts to preserve this precious environment.
About the director:
Karl Malakunas is an Australian journalist and filmmaker who has reported on conflicts, natural disasters and political upheavals for two decades. Delikado is his filmmaking debut.