bontoc - Personal meets political and greater history...

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Personal meets political and greater history Interplay between past and present but cut within larger framerwork of long ago past to present. Motif of his children to illustrate themes “Memories of life back home are faded difficult to remember where reality ends and imagination begins” “Home is what you try to remember, not try to forget” Immigrant experience “He who does not look back from where he came from will never ever reach his destination” Archival footage represents other “To survive in this new land we have to forget but our ghost catches up, now we must remember in order to survive.” “Why did we leave our home? What are our stories that define us as a people? What has made us who we are?” Whole film illustrated archival young boy he heard many stories about his grandfathers -slaughtered in battlefield, lacked weapons to defeat Spaniards in 1886 1898 us attacked spain in manila bay -3 centuries of Spanish rule ended -1899 phillipine American war -grandfather’s body never found,
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