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

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.

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