Joanna Vasquez Arong

The Philippines

Joanna Vasquez Arong is a writer, director and producer.

Her first award-winning feature documentary ‘Neo- Lounge’, premiered in 2007 and recounts intimate stories of foreigners who went to Beijing to break away from their past. Other works include the award-winning film ‘The Old Fool Who Moved the Mountains’, which premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2008 and ‘Sunday School’ filmed in Zambia, premiered in 2010, and commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for their Forget Africa series.

Arong also creates film installations for galleries and museums, and her most recent experimental films were screened in galleries and museums in Cebu, Manila, San Luis Potosí, Chicago and New York in 2019 and 2020.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2021 Digital Storytelling Contest winner 

Joanna Vasquez Arong on Social Media:
Instagram: @ronganna 

Joanna Vasquez Arong

Image credit: Veejay Villafranca