Intercourse of Words (2016)

5:10 minutes, color


This intimate piece features clips of the filmmaker and her partner as they are making love. Backed with sensual music and poetry narration, this collaborative piece aims to prove that poetry can touch someone where hands couldn’t.


Intercourse of Words is part of Cha Roque’s PeliTula project. PeliTula comes from the Filipino words pelikula (film), and tula (poetry). This project aims to present poetry through filming of words; through the combination of visual images and narrated poems that will make the viewer sit and open himself to the experience. It is putting together two elements that would provide the viewer a full meal, from the power of text, to the spark of imagination, to visual connections and metaphors. Film is a visual art form and poetry is more on the abstract world of thought and feeling rather than the literal world of things.
PeliTula takes on the marriage of the two as an art form.


  • Queerception: Queer Arts Festival (Manila, Philippines 2016)
  • Queer Film Screening (Bangkok, Thailand 2016)