So much of film culture in my generation (pre internet, pre Youtube) was cultivated by screenings and film gatherings at the Goethe Institute and Alliance Francaise, borrowing videos from the British Council. They were cultural oasis for many of us. And it was that way in Philippines too it seems. Someone wrote a book on the Goethe Institute “effect” on Philippine film culture, the book “Kino Sine Philippine-German Cinema Relations can be downloaded free from this site”. An easy and interesting read.