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Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan's Children

Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan's Children
  • 2012
  • Philippines
  • Directed by: Gutierrez Mangansakan II
  • Cast: Jelieta Mariveles-Ruca, June Sanchez, Reymark Bendisula

Combining drama and documentary footage, this film details the dilemma faced by a Philippine village forced to abandon their traditions in the face of impending poverty.

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Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan's Children

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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