Cha Escala


Cha Escala is a documentary film producer, director, videographer, and editor. Her documentary Dreaming of My Homeland presents the struggles and challenges that Indigenous children face after being displaced by the armed conflicts in their region. It was aired on NHK World’s program Inside Lens.

Her full-length documentary film Remnants of a Revolution received a production grant from DMZ Docs Fund in South Korea, Thailand’s Purin Pictures Fund, and a Sinesaysay Grant from the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The film premiered at the Sheffield DocFest in 2020.

Her full-length film Nick and Chai (2014), which follows a couple who lost all four of their children to Typhoon Haiyan, competed in festivals including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the Busan International Film Festival. It received the Audience Choice Award at New Caledonia, Best Film at the QCinema International Film Festival, and Best First Feature from the Young Critics Circle.

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