Saturday, 29 October 2016

Three Original Documentaries Feature in Cinema One Originals Festival 2016

For the first time, Cinema One Originals open competition and gave grants to three original feature documentaries

The Three Documentaries are as follows:

Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan

Forbidden Memory summons remembrances and memories of the fateful days in September 1974 when about 1,500 men from Malisbong and neighboring villages in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat were killed while 3,000 women and children were focibly taken to naval boats stationed nearby where they encountered unspeakable horror. For 40 years, the survivor lived in relative silence. Now they tell their stories.

Piding by Paolo Picones and Gym Lumbera

Once upon a time, you were born. In the Philippines, there was no science education when you were a child. When they began to offer it in your adulthood, you leapt at the chance and studied harder than everyone else. You learned of kingdoms and species and genes and atoms. Science helped you to see  the bigger world beyond.  You studied so well, an American university paid you to keep studying with them, so you left. You gained mystery over the evolution of birds there, but you missed home the whole time. You lost your first wife and son to Science. So with degree in hand, you went back to your people. You fund that they had burned their forests, and had exploded their seas. So you gave a new bird to your people: because, now you knew how to use it to save them. This was the piding. And the rest is the story of Oliver Carlos.

Cast: Spanky Manikan, Matthew Zaldarriaga

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Bombshell by John Torres

A mystery dreamlike portrait of a movie star's horrowing ordeal in the making of a film. This is about Liz Alindongan, then a 19-year old naive newbie star, and director Celso Ad Castillo dubbed as Philippine cinema's messiah. It is structured as a mystery film, making viewers question whether to believe the account of Liz Alindongan. 

Cast: Liz Alindongan-Kho, Anna Luna, Elora EspaƱo, Kim Perez

Cinema One Originals runs from November 14 to 22, 2016 at Trinoma, Glorietta, Gateway, Greenhills and Cinematheque.

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