Shooting Sama Culture Up Close After watching the movie Thy Womb in Gaisano Mall, Davao, a newspaper editor approached my Sama wife asking, “Is that really how it is?” The response was, “Yes, with only a little bit of exaggeration.” Reviews that have called the film more of an ethnography than a drama, ring with […]
The beauty of Thy Womb’s languages will most likely go undetected by its viewers, especially for its international audience. 6 languages are woven into the film quite seamlessly. Tagalog, Sinama (Central), Sinama (Southern), Tausug, Arabic & English. The film very accurately reflects the linguistic diversity found in Tawi-Tawi. The film’s director, Brillante Mendoza, greatly honors the Sama people with this internationally acclaimed artistic masterpiece.
Aniyaꞌ video sōng paluwaꞌ ma pasalan Bangsa Sama ma Tawi-Tawi, ya niōnan, “Thy Womb” (hatina bang ma Sinama, “Kulunannu.”) Si Nora Aunor starring-na maka saga seheꞌna, disi Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, maka si Mercedes Cabral. Si Brillante Mendoza director movie itu. Dumaꞌin ka itu ya dahū video bay paluwas ma pasalan Bangsa Sama min […]