Wailings in the Forest

Bagane Fiola

In the jungles of the southern Philippines, tribes of he original inhabitants, the Matigsalog still live. Wailings in the Forest is about one such family living in the forest as hunter-gatherers. They are among the last of their people still living this way. Other tribes have adapted to a more agrarian lifestyle on the flatlands around the forest.
Mampog tries to feed his family – two wives and a daughter – by hunting. But it is getting more and more difficult to capture wild boar. When not even making sacrifices to the spirits seems to help, and with the outside world getting ever closer, Mampog becomes obsessed. This story, written by director Bagane Fiola, is acted out by members of the native population themselves. Fiola tells the story in long, peaceful shots that reveal the daily lives of the tribespeople: making fire, offering sacrifices or preparing a wild boar. The cinematography – doubtless no easy task in this region – is impressive. 

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Sun 29 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 2
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 5
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 7
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Bagane Fiola
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Philippines
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
105’
Language
Filipino
Producer
Bagane Fiola / Origane Films
Production Company
Origane Films
Sales
Origane Films
Writer
Bem Di Lera, Bagane Fiola, Janna Moya
Cinematography
Mark Limbaga, Raphael Meting
Editor
Willie Apa Jr.
Production Design
Jeol Geolamen
Sound Design
Willie Apa Jr.
Website
www.origanefilms.com