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Paghibi sang Langit






A reflection of a teen about their town's famous river where multiple lives were taken, unfolding the undeniable truths of climate crisis and in pandemic.

Representative Name

Pabiania, Francis Ryan




Silliman University





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Kuris Project

Director's Treatment

What Made You Interested to Join the Three Shots Festival?

I believe that every story matters and we have these urges to tell stories right now. Indeed, the challenge of creating film that has its unique approach (three shots) that I want to try is a challenge to my visions in creating stories far from what we used to do especially in time of pandemic.

What Is Your Inspiration Behind This Film?

Paghibi sang Langit is a tribute to reflect from what we have lost. Based from the stories (mystery, folktales and relevant social issues) of our town and its famous river. An exploration of how we were affected with the global pandemic and climate crisis -- inspired to tell local stories.

What message do you want to convey through your film?

Paghibi sang Langit is a call for action about the constant flood in the town, the activities that destroy the environment, and how the townfolks had their battles to survive (left with no choice), we're being drowned with the social issues, and of our grid and dreams.

Cast and Crew

Director, Screenplay Writer, Cinematographer, Editor - Francis Ryan Basa Pabiania; Music Design and Score - Rocky Nicor; Stylist - Eleser Torre Teruel; Art Department - Vince Ledesma, Lordvy Marie Rio, Reyan Remilla, Kirt Pillora; Supporting Cinematographers - John Michael Kent Photography & Choy Lando Photography

Lead Characters - Freddie Laureano Jr as townfolk, Grace Maven Lumogdang as Gurang
Supporting characters - Hiraya Dance Company (dead bodies)

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