PAG-UKIT SA PANINIWALA

Carving Thy Faith

PAG-UKIT SA PANINIWALA
DocQC Documentary

PAG-UKIT SA PANINIWALA


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Philippines
Year: 2018
Genre: Creative Documentary
TRT: 72m
Rating: PG

PAG-UKIT SA PANINIWALA

A sculpture believed to have been imported in town during Spanish colonial conquest, locally known as Mahal na Señor Sepulcro, is celebrating its 500 years. Meanwhile, composed of non-actors, Senakulo re-enacts the sufferings and death of Jesus. As the local community yearly unites to commemorate the Passion of Christ, a laborious journey unfolds following local craftsmen in transforming blocks of wood into a larger than life Jesus crucified on a 12-ft cross. The film is a 5-year visual ethnography of traditional yet practical orchestration of Semana Santa in a small town where religious woodcarving is the livelihood. An experiential film on neocolonial Philippines’ interpretation of Saints and Gods through many forms of rituals and iconographies, exposing wood as raw material that undergoes production processes before becoming a spiritual object of devotion.

Director
Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo
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Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo
Director

Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo

Hiyas grew up from family of folk artists in Paete, a small artisanal town in the Philippines. Variations of art disciplines and forms including painting and mixed-media sculptures became her playground. In college, she took up Multimedia Arts that developed her skill in producing multi-platform digital art and design and as well as interest in moving images. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking in 2017. Since then, she started merging her background in traditional arts with digital media. Her short film Sins Senses Saints is a camera-less digital film using a scanning machine to capture and create series of images. The form is the message, having an invisible wall that represents conformist societal boundaries and highlighting human senses as roots of all sins but also the foundation of life. Pag-ukit sa Paniniwala (Carving Thy Faith) is her first full-length film.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/22 Mon
    4:00p TriNoma Cinema 4
    6:00p Gateway Cineplex 6 GALA | Limited Tix
  • 10/23 Tue
    9:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3
  • 10/24 Wed
    1:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
    1:30p SM Southmall
    4:00p SM Manila
    8:30p Gateway Cineplex 6
    9:00p SM Megamall
  • 10/25 Thu
    1:00p Gateway Cineplex 6
    6:30p SM Fairview
    9:00p SM Southmall
  • 10/26 Fri
    1:30p SM Megamall
    6:30p SM Fairview
    6:30p SM Manila
  • 10/27 Sat
    1:30p UP Town Center Cinema 3
    3:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
    4:00p SM Megamall
    6:30p SM Manila
  • 10/28 Sun
    1:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
    4:00p SM Southmall
    9:00p SM Fairview
    9:00p SM Manila
  • 10/29 Mon
    1:30p SM Southmall
    6:30p SM Megamall
    9:00p SM Manila
  • 10/30 Tue
    1:30p SM Fairview
    1:30p SM Megamall
    6:30p SM Southmall

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.