Friday, April 4, 2008


Biniton is a story depicting the process of preparation and cooking of a dish called Biniton that is particular to the community of Saniag, Ampatuan. The process of cooking, in the eyes of an old woman, brings to life the hardships they experienced amidst armed conflict at the same time the process of preparation, through the experience of Amel, her grandson walks us through the current situation of their community. How amidst the hardships and diversity in culture they had all managed to bounce back and become united.

These are the people behind the film (including Sharon who took this shot).

And this is Me giving instructions to the child actors.

The FOUR kids of Saniag

We are still shooting till midnight because we have to! argh!

And we left the place thanking the people of Saniag, Ampatuan who helped us during the shoot.

It was shown in Kontra-Agos Film Festival at Indie Sine, Robinsons Galleria from December 5-11,2007

The Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Robert Desjardins looking at the tarpaulin of my film.

And... tada!! I got the 3rd Place! And the Best Community Story! Congratas to all the winners!

Indeed it was a journey for me and my teammates. Thanks to all who have been with us through thick and thin! Thanks Teng and to the LGSPA peeps! I hope, we hope that it would not stop and more shoots and film to come. Full-length film before 2009 hopefully!

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