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My Duck

Sixteen-year-old “tomboy“ Ning-ning grows up on a duck farm in the Philippines and has to help her father a lot. Recently, though, she has been spending more and more time with a girl from school. But one day, her father discovers something that shatters Ning-ning's world...

  • Editha "Aster" V. Delgado
  • Editha "Aster" V. Delgado
  • Editha "Aster" V. Delgado
  • Synje Detlefsen
  • Editha "Aster" V. Delgado
    Key Cast
  • June Yanez
    Key Cast
  • Elena Egarguin
    Key Cast
  • Synje Detlefsen
    Key Cast
    "Beng (girlfriend)"
  • Jes Calisura
    Key Cast
    "Lisa (sister)"
  • Editha "Aster" V. Delgado
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ang Aking Itik
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2019
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  • Shooting Format:
    digital MP4 (h.264)
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Metro Manila Pride Queer Arts Festival HimagSining
    March 30, 2019
    World premiere
  • International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival Amsterdam
    December 6, 2019
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Editha "Aster" V. Delgado

Editha "Aster" V. Delgado is a Filipina-German lesbian artist based in Hamburg. She started to paint in 1996 while she was still working at the Women's Crisis Center in Manila. Aster's art has always focused on the situation of women/lesbians. An additional theme is animal life and nature. Aster has exhibited in the Philippines, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Australia. She has also been a co-organizer of the first SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day in Hamburg and the Nasty Women Art Exhibition in Flensburg. Most recently, her artwork "We are (not) different!" has been featured in the "Pride being L" exhibition at the Frauen Museum Wiesbaden (women's museum in Germany) and in the 2020 Sinister Wisdom calendar.
"My Duck" is her first film.

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Director Statement

Ever since the story of a young "tomboy" growing up on a duck farm was told in lesbian circles in the Philippines in the early 1990s, I held on to the idea of turning it into art. Her story should be cherished and not forgotten! However, only the basic plot is based on what I heard back then - the rest is my creation.