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Liwanag (Illumination)

  • dance film | The Philippines


Filmed during Metro Manila’s enhanced community quarantine due to the Covid-19 virus, Sasa, a young woman who has experienced a deep and painful loss seeks comfort from her past while challenging the notion of space, movement, and sound.
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Director: Noah del Rosario, Rian Simon Magtaan | Writer: Noah Del Rosario, Rian Simon Magtaan | Producer: Maureen Pagulayan | Dancer: Sasa Cabalquinto | Music: Jarett Cross Pinto | Editor: Noah Del Rosario

Noah Del Rosario

| Biography

Noah del Rosario is a film graduate from Meridian International College who previously finished his thesis film “Bugtaw” screened at Cinemalaya in the Shorts A Category in 2016. He has been involved in several projects that include short films, music videos, commercials, etc. as a freelance director, editor, and camera operator for the past five years. Whenever he gets the chance, he paints as well.

Rian Simon Magtaan

| Biography

Rian Simon Magtaan is a Malabon-based theater/film actor, writer, filmmaker, and cultural worker.

He is also a published writer and contributor for different literary organizations. A member of Dakila: Philippine Collective For Modern Heroism, resident artist and collaborator of Para Sa Sining, PLUS: The Art Collective, and PAPEL. One of the founding directors of SINING Collective, artistic director of Mementophile Productions, and the founder and current education director of BAON Collective.

Rian is currently working as a corporate slave in a US-based marketing agency and still continues his passion for “commissural” development through art.

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