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"Hunghong sa Yuta" @ UP Cine Adarna this coming February 4

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The UP ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL 2010 (AFS2010) together with the BROTHERS OF THE SACRED HEART present:

HUNGHONG SA YUTA
UP Film Institute (Cine Adarna)
February 4, 2010 (Thursday)
5-8PM

80PhP per ticket

For tickets contact LAYA at 09272629012 or KARLA at 09277731216
or DROP BY OUR AS WALK (Palma Hall) BOOTH this TUESDAY to FRIDAY (Jan 26-29)

SYNOPSIS of HUNGHONG SA YUTA (Earth’s Whisper)

Makdung -- moro, child warrior, deaf and mute. This eleven-year- old storyteller narrates how his people survived a continuing war. He comes from Hinyok, a beleaguered small town in Mindanao wrecked by many wars.

A glimmer of hope comes to his life as well as to others when a stranger named Vigo Cruz arrives in Hinyok. Vigo, a teacher to the barrio had innovatively imparted literacy and numeracy among young and adults alike in the village. His teaching method strengthened the innate characteristic of moro and lumad as peace loving people. Mothers and children enjoyed experiencing this alternative approach to education, which reinforced their dream of a normal life free from the threat of war and terror. Though they know that being free is a tough act, they continue to inspire themselves and nurture the hope that someday, peace may finally reign in their lives.
One harvest season had gone past and hope and love sprung in this land, cleansing the pains of the cyclical war. But theirs is a fate of survival for another war is in the air. Everyone including women and children in the village are forced to defend their land. The open field, which was once their classroom, is now transformed into a raging battlefield; slowly burning their dreams into ashes.

But then suddenly, the villagers started to struggle with a dilemma-- that they have a choice far better than fighting. The option to reclaim life is at their doorsteps. What should prevail? Surviving the war? Providing a future for Makdung and the rest of the children?

The film won best Best Music and was nominated for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Screenplay and Best Production Design at the 32nd Gawad Urian Awards.

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