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Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah

(Astri And Tambulah)

10/22 4:00PM Galleria
10/22 9:00PM Trinoma
10/23 3:30PM Galleria
10/23 8:30PM Gateway
10/24 4:00PM Galleria
10/25 1:30PM Cinematheque Manila
10/25 4:00PM Galleria
10/26 3:30PM Gateway
10/27 8:30PM Gateway
10/28 4:00PM UP Town Center
QC Shorts Competition 2017 Finalist
Director: Xeph Suarez
Producer: Xeph Suarez , Cenón Obispo Palomares
Script: Cenon Obispo Palomares
Director of Photography: Arnel Barbarona
Editor: Xeph Suarez, Kim Tayona Aedrian Araojo
Music: Arnel Barbarona
Cast: Astri Tahari, Usman Agga

Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them. Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea. Everything is perfect except that Sama Bajao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows


Xeph Suarez

After he obtained his BS In Mass Communication from Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Xeph worked in a number of film and television productions as producer and assistant director. He has directed four short films, one of which was “Con Enfermedad y Buen Salud,” a nominee in Gawad Urian 2014. Together with his filmmaker college friends from Zamboanga City, he co-founded Hombrella Pictures whose works have been screened in different film festivals like QCinema, Cinemalaya, and Cinema Rehiyon.