The film’s title ‘Mix-mix’ is the English name of ‘Halo-halo’, a popular Filipino dessert, a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which various ingredients are added, including fruits, jelly and boiled sweet beans. However, instead of mixing everything together, the ingredients are neatly piled up in various layers. Consisting of video clips collected and shot over three decades, the film poses an experimental challenge to the misogynistic, racist and hetero-centric images that surround and deeply influence us. Halo-halo is a metaphor for encounters between those multiple, hybrid layers and the formation of a new semantic network. [Jay SOHN]
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Sally CLONINGER, born in Baltimore, USA, graduated from Ohio State University in 1974 with a PhD in Film and Communications. She is an experimental filmmaker and a feminist media activist whose film and video work spans many genres including experimental autobiography, performance media, video installation, and visual anthropology. She has exhibited her films internationally and has worked in Asia, training women from Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, to produce documentaries about women’s issues.