Bahay Kubo, a collection of short films that touches on some of the most pressing issues that occur within a Filipino family and their values, has recently premiered online, free for the public.
Themed “Mag-kwento at makinig sa kwento,” written and produced by the student artists from Dulaang Filipino, the internationally lauded resident theater company of the De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the platform lets the youth share the stories they believe should be addressed within the Filipino community.
The first film, Eulogy, directed by Alea Dygico and Seth Dela Llana, narrates the experiences of two siblings who found themselves in the whirlpool of questions as they prepare for the online wake of their father who died in a crossfire. The short is available on view at Dulaang Filipino’s Facebook page.
Patawad by Shalom Salvania introduces a character haunted by his conscience and past mistakes while in the process of acknowledging his own sexuality. This will go live on Friday, Dec. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Noche Buena, under the direction of Alleison Dimatulac and Hiro Shimoji, follows a daughter’s confession to her mother as they prepare for their family’s much-awaited reunion for the Christmas Eve feast. It will be shown on Dec. 17, 6:00 p.m.
The short films are free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/dulaangfilipino.benilde.