City of Gold

Siyudad Sa Bulawan

ASIAN PERSPECTIVES

SHORTS

DIRECTED BY JARELL MAHINAY SERENCIO

16 Minutes| Fiction | Video File | Colour | 

o.v. | sub. English | Philippines, 2018

SCHEDULE

20 NOV | WED|  16:10 | Studio 2

SYNOPSIS

Yoyong (10) together with his siblings, Darwin (14) and Abet (12) work as child gold miners in Mt. Diwalwal, Compostela Valley, Philippines. Amidst the threat of a riot between opposing group of miners, the three brothers bravely decide to continue working in the mines for them to go to school and save enough money for the government housing project. Will they be able to leave Diwalwal or will their dreams crumble down like the giant boulders their small hands chip everyday?

Yoyong (10), bersama dengan saudara-saudaranya yaitu Darwin (14) dan Abet (12), bekerja sebagai penambang emas muda di Diwalwal, Lembah Compostela, Filipina. Ditengah-tengah ancaman akan terjadinya kerusuhan antara grup penambang yang bermusuhan, ketiga saudara yang pemberani ini memutuskan untuk terus bekerja di tambang untuk melanjutkan sekolah dan menabung demi program rumah murah yang digalang oleh pemerintah. Akankah mereka berhasil meninggalkan Diwalwal, atau akankah mimpi mereka hancur layaknya batuan yang mereka gali setiap hari dengan tangan mungil mereka?

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

Jarell Mahinay Serencio

(Philippines, 1982)

 

 

2018

CITY OF GOLD (short)

– Premiere & Special Jury Prize, 2018 CineFilipino Film Festival

– Best Short Film, 67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award 2019

2016

STARS IN THE CITY (short)

– Best Director, Short Film Category, 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival

2012

VICTOR (short)

– Best Short Feature, 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

Production Company

Man Overboard Productions

 

Contact:

Jarell Minahay Serencio : serencio.jarell@gmail.com