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  • Director

    Karl Malakunas

  • Run Time

    94 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    AustraliaUSAUKHong KongPhilippines

  • Certificate

    18 - Discussions of violence/drug use/trafficking; depictions of death, dead bodies & grief.

  • Language

    English; Tagalog

  • Format



Part of the Take One Action 2022 Season


Delikado means ‘dangerous’ in Tagalog, and danger suffuses every frame of this riveting documentary following the fearless Filipino ‘para-enforcers’ confronting illegal loggers in El Nido, Palawan – one of the most fatal places in the world to be a land defender. A gripping dissection of systems of political violence and economies of exploitation, Delikado bears urgent witness to those who take their lives in their hands every time they step into the forests of El Nido – viscerally capturing the indescribable risk and desperation they face as the only protectors of the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.

We are delighted to share an introduction from Tata (pictured) - one of Delikado's protagonists. Stay with us after the film for a special pre-recorded conversation to explore collective routes to environmental justice across borders.

Presented in collaboration with Oxfam Scotland and Christian Aid Scotland.


Access notes: Mainly bright images; some explanatory dialogue in English but most dialogue in Tagalog; brief flash photography towards the end of the film; some abrasive sounds (chainsaws, gunshots).

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