International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021

Documentary Short Films 1

Expired October 18, 2021 8:01 AM
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The documentary film titled Panaglaga (Basket weaving) portrays the Tingguian women of Uguis, Nueva Era , Ilocos Norte. While traditional baskets are sold almost everywhere in the country, the said town where weaving is revered a lost skill , the Tingguian women weaves a small baskets lined with black strips. The traditional handicrafts and folk arts of our “kailians” from Uguis were initially born out of necessity , yet they are also objects of remarkable beauty . Once used by locals to barter in exchange for basic commodities, the skill of basket weaving seems to be a dying art. Basket weavers are still around in Uguis but few of them were active weavers . In this time of pandemic , we really have arts fighting to survive Covid- 19 impact .

Director Statement

This documentary film was independently made with low budget to document the old women who weaves traditional baskets in a Tingguian community in Ilocos Norte . After all, Our very goal was to document and tell their story not to compete .


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    9 mins
  • Language
    Ilocano, Itneg
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