The Eruption of the Aetas
A film by Mario Villamiel
Aries is a member of the Aeta, the first inhabitants of the Philippines. Since the devastating volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991, Aries and his people have had to alter their traditional way of life in order to survive the changes brought to the landscape. Compounded by the pressures of industrialization and colonization, the eruption has threatened their ability to live off the land. Aries and his community are turning to farming as the bridge towards healing themselves, their traditions and their past.