Two short documentaries set in the Philippines. In The Golf War, developers and government officials plan to build a golf resort on a seaside plantation in the northern Philippines, angering farmers whose families have tilled the land for generations. Berkeley-based filmmakers Jen Schradie and Matt DeVries frame the conflict as colonial class war, interviewing peasants about their love for the land and grilling those in the developers’ camp—they even take Tiger Woods to task for participating in a promotional event. The film does elicit some sympathy for the disenfranchised, despite its earnest, portentous tone. In Sin City Diary (1992), video maker Rachel Rivera returns to her native land to paint a despairing portrait of three young hookers who work the nightclubs outside the U.S. naval base at Subic Bay, yet her talking-head format and blunt political agenda flatten their vivid personal stories.