World Perspectives / European premiere

The Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan's Children

  • Gutierrez Mangansakan II /
  • Philippines /
  • 2012 /
  • 96 mins

Jelieta Mariveles, June Sanchez, Reymark Bendisula, Roy Cabonilas, Rey Cabonilas, Joel Geolamen, John Barredo, Elreen Bendisula, Marwila Supetran, Honey Grace Anova, Radzini Oledan / Fiction / Bisaya, Maguindanaon

Myth and reality mingle in an isolated village.

A sensuous, observant and nuanced portrait of life in a remote fishing village in southern Philippines. Weaving staged scenes with documentary footage, the filmmaker captures the predicament of a people deeply rooted in traditional beliefs and practices, but forced by poverty to abandon their community to search for a precarious living, while constantly menaced by impending war.

2013 Archive

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