WATCH: A performance maker talks about independent theater in the Philippines

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Sipat Lawin Ensemble is an independent contemporary performance community that creates site-specific participatory performances. The theater company also leads a network of independent performance makers through their festival called "Karnabal."

JK Anicoche from the theater group Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Battalia Royale, Karnabal Festival), talks to CNN Philippines Life about the independent theater scene in the Philippines and the need for a government-supported cultural policy that funds emerging and community-based artists.