Sine Caboloan Co., Ltd. & UP Film Center presents
Lawas Kan Pinabli (Forever Loved)
a film by Christopher Gozum
A neophyte migrant Filipino worker from the Pangasinan province in the northern Philippines arrives at a bustling city in the Middle East in search of his missing wife who first came to the Arab country three years earlier. While searching for her, he has brief and transient encounters with his fellow Filipino migrant workers. He listens to the testimonies and epiphanies about their present lives in exile as well as bits and pieces of the memories of their former lives from the motherland they all had left behind. The protagonist also meets another lonely foreign worker, a beautiful Malaysian woman with whom he has a passionate affair.
Combining fiction and documentary, specifically interviews of eight Filipino migrant workers, along with voice-over narration of various texts translated in the Pangasinan language – selected passages from the Holy Bible, selected poetry about exile, and selected lines from classical noh plays, the film creates an intimate portrait of the Filipino diaspora in the Middle East. The film’s title Lawas Kan Pinabli is based from a popular folk love song in the Pangasinan province with the same title.
Saturday - May 11, 2013
UP Film Center - Cine Adarna
Q&A after the screening with the Director.