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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Mambabatok screens at the Cinematheque Iloilo

"Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok" will be replacing "Busong: Palawan Fate" for the screening of the Indigenous People films this week. The Indigenous' Peoples Month is a 3-day series which starts October 12 to 14, 2016. Admission is only P50. The FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo is located at the B & C Square Bldg., Iznart-Solis Sts., Iloilo City. It is Iloilo's home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema. [hit the jump to continue]
[More about the Indigenous Peoples Film Series, CLICK HERE]

This documentary film by Lauren Sevilla Faustino, is about a 92 year old woman named Fang-od (or Wang-od) who is considered to be the last of the traditional tattoo artists in the province of Kalinga.

Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok unravels the multiple layers of the almost mythological figure-living legend, Fang Od, who has been called the ‘Last [Traditional] Tattoo Artist of Kalinga.’ The first layer of the story is the one she is most famous for-being a tattoo artist. At her eyes, she continues to exhibit sharpness and precision in the very demanding art and skill of tattooing.

The second layer shows her many stories as woman who has reached the age of looking back. She regales us with stories of her many suitors, of her youth, the dancing and the feasts. She also looks back with not just a tinge of regret that she never married nor had children of her own. Her body covered in tattoos is a landscape on its own mirroring the map of a woman who has chosen wittingly or unwittingly a road diverging from convention and in the process became a culture-bearer.

Screening Skeds at:
October 12 – Wednesday = 3:30 PM
October 13 – Thursday = 1:30 PM
October 14 – Friday = 5:30 PM


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