Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2011 Script Development Fund Projects
Set in the Southern Philippines, where a separatist movement has intensified its war offensive to assert their freedom and autonomy, Satra, ethnic weaver struggles to survive while trying to live a normal life. Meanwhile, the town’s spirits warn a danger that might soon reach their town. These spirits are believed to have been victims of a conflict that has been ongoing for decades, caught in the crossfire. The war reaches their remote area, with brutal and devastating results. The village is burned, and many of its people massacred, including Satra. Satra enters the spirit world while the townsfolk seek refuge in an evacuation center like other spirits and survivors trying to live a normal life. The tapestry will be unraveled like Satra’s impeccable weave, fiber upon fiber, into one cinematically colorful pattern and provokingly engaging fabric.
Spirits and mortals are woven like fabric, like fibers on the loom. The scenes weave to form the story of Satra, the village weaver. The thread of conflict and land-grabbing interrupts the beauty and peace of Mindanao. Its rich and colorful culture is sewn into danger and violence. These interwoven moods and dimensions create one tapestry. It’s a recurring fabric pattern, like what troubled us then will trouble us now and also in the future. It’s a message viewed from a Mindanaon perspective. It should not be fabricated as the power-players wish, as the picture manipulated for their own gain will lead us to everlasting injustice. It should be a story of my people. This tapestry is our land’s soul, expressed through the craft I can express on film.