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Katawang Binalot sa Banig

(Las Navas, Samar)

Sumasabay sa pagbaba ng tubig ang mga bangka lulan ang mga bangkay na binalot sa banig.

Hindi maaring salubungin ng parada Ang agos ng tubig sa ilog Para sa ikatatahimik
Ng hihimlay nang mga kaluluwa.

(Muli mong mapapansin) Sinasagwan ng ilog ang mga Bangka Sakay ang mga katawang binalot sa banig Binilot ng yakap ng asawa’t mga anak.

Ang mga Taganabas ay nag aantanda, Naghihintay ng kura.

(Ika’y mag-antanda)
Sa mabagal na batingaw ng kampana Maaring lumulutang ang mga bangkang Walang katig sa panaginip
Ng mga hindi namatayan.

Libby Notarte, 2004

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In competition & exhibition

*filmmaker in attendance

  • Oscars Category, 15th In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria (2018)*
  • Luang Prabang Film Festival (2016)
  • Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film Festival (Thematic Selection: Paths) (2018)
  • Focus Philippinen, Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris (2015)
  • Silver Screen Awards, 26th Singapore International Film Festival (2015)*
  • Sining Sine 3, UP Manila (2015)*
  • 3rd Cinemalibre Film Club Screening, UP Diliman (2015)
  • Cinema Rehiyon 7, Cebu City (2015) *

From the Jury

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Deathwish No-Film-Experience* Crew

*except for Arbi Barbarona



More BTS

Gawad Urian (2016)

Filmmaker’s note (2020)

This film is in loving memory of one of our crew members, Lec Morantte. He was the protagonist in Anj’s first film, Gulong. He knows the dangerous trails of Wawa by heart. As a result, Anj requested him to act as the team’s guide from pre-prod to principal photography.

Ironically, he drowned in Wawa last August 2019.

Wawa is so timelessly poignant and deeply meaningful for the rest of us.



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