Balik Bayan

A first-generation immigrant’s attempt to encapsulate the Filipino tradition of balikbayan boxes

This video is one of three that was meant to screen as a part of my third-year Praxis project, an art installation also called ‘Balik Bayan’.

It is an extension of an essay on aspect ratios and a 2018 essay I wrote for The Skinny.

As the current global crisis inhibited us from having our installation events, I made an accompanying guide and plan to what I had hoped to achieve with this project.

About the creator

Graciela Mae Chico is a final year Film Television and Digital Production student at Royal Holloway. She’s a big fan of coffee, comedy, and Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015).