Adam Hinton: Urban Slums, Manila

Winner at this year’s AOP awards, this short by Adam Hinton is the latest in his series of documentaries about people who live in Urban Slums around the world.

Rowena Hamor lives in Vitas, a large community in manila, the capital of the Phillipines. Vitas is a series of badly built and unmaintained tenement blocks that the government built for the scavengers that had to scrape a living on the famous Smokey Mountain, Manila’s largest dump at time. It became a symbol of the gross poverty that existed under the Marcos dictatorship and the new government was keen to get rid of it.