Bohol has seen two major rebellions against the Spanish in its history: the Tamblot uprising in 1621, and the Dagohoy rebellion in 1744, which would last for eighty-five years. In Tamgohoy, Roxlee tells the story of the Dagohoy rebellion in his own inimitable way: combining live action and animation, myth and fact, cinema and ritual, in a heady mix of artistic expression.
Ang Bohol ay nakaranas ng dalawang malalaking paghihimagsik laban sa mga Espanyol sa kasaysayan nito: ang pag-aalsa ng Tamblot noong 1621, at ang paghihimagsik ng Dagohoy noong 1744, na tatagal ng walumpu’t limang taon. Sa Tamgohoy, ikinuwento ni Roxlee ang paghihimagsik ng Dagohoy sa kanyang natatanging paraan: pagsasama-sama ng live-action at animation, mito at katotohanan, sinehan at ritwal, sa isang nakakagulat na halo ng masining na pagpapahayag.
Roxlee is a three-time Lifetime Achievement Awardee for films having been honored by FAMAS, Urian, and Animahenasyon. Rox is the creator of the comic strip “Cesar Asar’’ published in the Manila Bulletin from the 80s to early 2000s. Considered one of the pioneers of independent filmmaking in the Philippines since the early 80s, his earlier films like “Great Smoke” are deemed classics of alternative cinema.