One year on, Eva Jocelyn is still there.The 3,000-ton vessel and three of its crew members are still stranded among the houses of the district 68 of Tacloban City. This is their extraordinary story.
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Yolanda (internationally named as Haiyan) swept across the Philippines and caused utter devastation and more than 6,000 deaths. But it also brought the 3,000-ton vessel Eva Jocelyn a hundred meters inland to the district 68 of Tacloban City. Along the way, the boat hit a dozen or so houses and caused several deaths. Soon after the tragedy, life started to re-emerge around her.
Many residents of the damaged neighborhood looted the boat to rebuild their houses. That’s why Marvin and Ranilo, members of the crew of Eva Jocelyn during typhoon Yolanda, as well as Wely, a security guard, were told to come back to Tacloban and live inside the ship in order to preserve it.
Over time, the residents of the Barangay 68 and the Eva Jocelyn itself have built a delicate relationship of interdependency. In an umbilical cord-like manner, a cable runs from the ship onto the ground connecting the houses of the neighborhood to an auxiliary electricity generator, the only gear that actually works in the ship. Nine months later, her crew members keep waiting for orders to tow, refloat or chop the vessel.
Tittle: 'The last voyage of Eva Jocelyn'
Genre: short documentary
Lenght: 22' | Format: Full HD
Languages: English and Tagalog
A film by Daniel Burgui & Andrés Salaberri
with the support of ACF International
Sound mixer: Danel Ciaurriz
Original Music by Craftnote Team:
Danel Ciaurriz, Javier Fernandez, Igor Saenz Abarzuza and David Burgui
Translation from Tagalog: Jonathan Alamin
We really want to thank Marvin Jaranilla, Ranilo Bacaltos, Welly Tumamac, María Rosario Bactol, Estrella Moro, Armando Arce and Eliseo Solajes for letting us into their lives.
In recent years he has travelled to more than a dozen countries and published texts and photos in several magazines and newspapers; covering breaking news as well as developing long-term projects: bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, the exodus of refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea or the lives of child miners in Bolivia.
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