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with English subtitles


Synopsis:

Natoy is just like any other child. He finds joy and excitement in the simplest of things — especially in eating halo-halo filled with pink gelatin and red sago at the local halo-halo store owned by his godmother, Bing; and playing with his uncle, Mating.


Things change suddenly when, as he and his mother Sonia are watching television, a news report about the ongoing war in Mindanao (southern part of the Philippines) shows footage of a badly wounded soldier waiting for rescue. That soldier — almost bleeding to death, is his father, Corporal Lino Bolante.


As far away as the war, this story does not just show how the war in Mindanao robs a child of his innocence, but also shows the shadows of the wars that Filipino homes confront


Awards & Festivals:

Best Editing - Director's Showcase | Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, 2010


Director's Statement:

Thirty-five years ago, I lost my father in the conflict in Mindanao. He was a soldier. Pink Halo-Halo would just like to add its small voice amidst the din of voices calling for genuine peace in Mindanao. When a Filipino dies because of the conflict in Mindanao, a family loses a sibling, a spouse or a parent.

  • Year
    2010
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Director
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Screenwriter
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Producer
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos, Babyrith Villarama, Chuck Gutierrez, Ferdy Lapuz
  • Filmmaker
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Cast
    Angeli Bayan, Allen Dizon, Paolo Constantino
  • Editor
    Chuck Gutierrez