Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bohe: Sons of the Waves

Samal Palau or commonly known as “Badjaos”, are the second Sea Gypsies in the world. Driven out from the sea considered to be outcasts and the lowest among tribes, meek , vulnerable and displaced. They hail from the Southern parts of the Philippines to escape from conflicts and constant abuse.This is a story about those who found an island of hope they  call " Badjawan Island", a tiny patch of land in Southern Luzon. In this Island 5 badjao boys (Harun, Rasul, Manel, Jamil and Carding) save the day . They learn from elders the value of mangroves and plan to save their island from sinking due to harsh weather and other man-made causes.  Lacking the money to buy the needed seedlings and frustrated they decide to steal them at the sanctuary. Little did they know what they are about to lose. Will these seedlings become their trees of hope or will this be an elusive dream for a stable home far from the conflict which drove them away. 

Directed by : Nadjoua Bansil
Asst. Director: Linda Bansil
Screenplay: Mary Honeylin Alipio
Cinematography: Paul S. Ignacio
Video Editor/ Sound: John Marx Diego
Sound Engineer: Mohammed "DJ Medmessiah" Bansil
Interpreter: Faridha Jahra Maulad
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