K'na The Dreamweaver

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K'na The Dreamweaver


Thursday Apr 23 01:00 PM
Sunday Apr 26 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the 2015 Filipino Film Festival

Directed by Ida Anita del Mundo. Philippines. 2014. 85 mins. T'boli with English subtitles.

When K'na (Mara Isabelle Lopez), a young princess of the T'boli people (an indigenous tribal group of South Cotabato in Southern Mindanao) discovers that she has been chosen by the gods as her village’s dreamweaver, she has the chance to weave together her village’s warring clans. But will she give up her true love Silaw (RK Bagatsing) to do so? Set against an almost otherworldly backdrop of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, this stunning folk tale also showcases the T'boli’s traditional costumes (the tribe is famed for its textiles, which are also called “woven dreams”) and is the first feature film shot entirely in the T’boli language.

Watch the trailer.

Community Partner: Filipino and Philippine Literature Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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