Four Filipino short films showcased at a mini-film event in Barcelona
The works of four Filipino filmmakers were shown at the Casal de Barri del Raval recently in Barcelona.
The films Somos Viajerxs (We Are Travellers) by AC Maria, 50CV by Rodel Juacalla Placino, A Violent Act of Love by Berjer B. Capati, and La Hija de Maria (Maria’s Daughter) by Kim Hernandez all depict the life of Filipinos in Barcelona and the different facets of Filipino values.
The filmmakers said that they collectively decided to join the festival to provide the local audience with an insight into the life of Filipinos in Barcelona, and a better understanding of why Filipinos, in general, act and feel the way they do as it is a manifestation of Filipino traits and traditions that they have long been accustomed to.
‘I hope that the audience learned something from our short films, which I hope provided them with a glimpse of the closely-knit Filipino ties that define us as a group.’
“In this gathering, we would like to showcase Filipino talents and we hope that our films will be a testament to what we as filmmakers can accomplish,” said Placino in his message to the audience.
Hernandez in her parting message said, “I hope that the audience learned something from our short films, which I hope provided them with a glimpse of the closely-knit Filipino ties that define us as a group.”
The protagonists in the short film 50CV, Jake Ofrasio and Dominica De Chavez, were both elated by the positive reaction elicited from the audience. They were glad that their films effectively imparted Philippine culture as well as the challenges and reality faced by overseas Filipinos in Barcelona.