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Small Projects

UPCOMING

SCREENING TIMES:

 

Friday, 9. Jan 2015

 

19:30 - TUNGKUNG LANGIT

(Lullaby for a Storm)

 

20:00 - THE WOMEN OF MALOLOS

 

Saturday, 10. Jan 2015

 

17:00 - TUNKUNG LANGIT

 

18:00 - THE GUERILLA IS A POET

DALENA TRIPLE SCREENING

Friday, 9. Jan. 2015

Saturday 10. Jan. 2015

 

To warm you up in preparation for the Tromsø International Film festival, Small Projects is happy to invite you to a triple bill of exquisite films by visual artists and filmakers Kiri and Sari Dalena.

 

Kiri Dalena (b. 1975, Manila) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos and studied documentary filmmaking at the Mowelfund Film Institute in the Philippines. She is a recipient of the 2012 Thirteen Artist Award which is handed out by the Cultural Center of the Philippines to the most significant young contemporary artists in the Philippines. She is also invited to participate in the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale last year.

 

Sari Dalena (b. 1970, Manila) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Audio Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Film Direction at the Chapman University, California and New York University, New York. Sari has received several national and international nominations and awards for her films. Currently, she also serves as assistant professor at the University of the Philippines' Film Institute.

 

 

THE GUERRILLA IS A POET (135 mins)

 

Based on the life of Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino revolutionary who is now in exile in Europe. This film explores a tumultuous decade in Philippine history when Sison, a young intellectual and teacher founded the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and sought to overthrow the regime of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The Royal Norwegian Government at present stands as the third party in facilitating the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines with its allied organizations including the CPP.

 

Directors: Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena

Writers: Ericson Acosta, Kerima Tariman, Keith Sicat, Kiri Dalena and Joma Sison

Editors: Keith Sicat and Kiri Dalena

Director of Photography: Kiri Dalena

Production Design: Sari Dalena

Music: Datu Arellano

Sound: Raffy Magsaysay

Assistant Director and Production Manager: Michael Christian Cardoz

Line Producer: Hai Balbuena

Cast: Karl Medina, Angeli Bayani, Bong Cabrera, Anthony Falcon, RK Bagatsing, Chanel Latorre, Willie Nepomuceno, Jao Mapa, Lui Quiambao Manansala, Jes Evardone, Chrome Cosio, Marcus Madrigal, Raymond Bagatsing

 

Sponsored by TV5, PLDT-Smart Foundation, MediaQuest, Unitel, University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and Canon.

 

 

THE WOMEN OF MALALOS (80mins)

 

Synopsis: A musical docu drama in commemoration of a time during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, when a generation of young women from Malolos, Bulacan, a province north of Manila, went against the wishes of the priests governing the colony at the time and courageously demanded for their right to education.

 

Directors: Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena

Writer and Producer: Nicanor Tiongson

Editors: Keith Sicat and Joris Fernandez

DIrector of Photography: Kiri Dalena

Music: Vincent de Jesus

Sound: Mark Laccay

Music: Datu Arellano

Costume Design: Gino Gonzales

Production Design: Dax Dacanay

Line Producer: Hai Balbuena

Cast: Hazel Faith Cruz, Karl Medina, Carlos Celdran, and Bong Enriquez

 

Made possible by the Rustia-Tantoco Foundation and the Women of Malolos Foundation

 

 

TUNGKUNG LANGIT (Lullaby for a Storm) (20mins)

 

Two children living in Iligan on the Mindanao Island, the Philippines, survive a devastating hurricane that wreaked havoc on everyone's lives. Little by little, the siblings try to come to terms with the tragedy they have endured. This wonderfully crafted, dreamy film and its eerie sound design, capture the persisting sense of wonder of children, while they are recovering in the aftermath of loss and horror. (Giona Nazzaro). This film made its European debut at Visions du Reel - The Nyon International Film Festival in Switzerland where it received the "Mention Spéciale Prix du Jeune Public", and will make its Philippine premiere at the first Kinaiyahan Film Festival from January 20-22 at the LimKetKai Center in Cagayan De Oro City in Northern Mindanao.

 

Direction & Editing: Kiri Dalena

Cinematography: John Javellana

Sound: Jippy Pascua

Music: Datu Arellano

 

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