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13/09/2012: Embassy Co-Hosts Screening of PH Indigenous Film Busong

13 September 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Philippine Embassy is co-hosting the screening of Busong, a Palawanon indigenous film directed by Auraeus Solito, at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival on September 27, 2012.

Busong is described as a mystical drama, where a determined young man carries his sister, unable to walk, on a fateful journey to see a healer.  It is the first feature film coming from the Palawan community of the Philippines.

Busong was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, and won awards for Best Director, Best Sound Design, and Best Original Music Score at Cinemalaya 2011.

The All Roads Film Festival provides a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers from around the world to showcase their works.

According to Francene  J. Blythe, Director of the All Roads Film Project, more than 300 films were considered for participation in the Festival.

This year’s theme is “Vibrant Cultures from Around the World.”  In addition to screenings, the Festival, which will run from September 27 to 30, will also involve photography exhibits, live music, parties, and filmmaker discussions.

Interested parties may visit nationalgeographic.com/allroads for further information. ###