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 saga artista maka director ma Luzon. Taꞌentom kami aniya’ dakayuꞌ video niōnan, “Badjao” min 1957, starring si Tony Santos maka si Rosa Rosal.
Abantug sini “Badjao” itu ma pasalan luwal ma Luzon aniyaꞌ movie Pilipino ma waktu hē’ ya bay makasulay amaꞌndaꞌan addat-tabiꞌat saga bangsa Pilipino kasehe’. Bilahi kami ma video itu minsan aheka sāꞌna ma pasalan Bangsa Sama. (Saddī toꞌongan pangigal sigām. Labi alaꞌat isab nindaꞌ min kinale ya stori dumaꞌin ka bꞌnnal ma pasalan Sama dilaut angalarukan kono’ saga anak sigām ni tahik bang baha’u nianakan.) Sogoꞌ takꞌlloꞌ eꞌ sigām ya bꞌnsi bangsa Sūk ma kasamahan maka saga kasigpitan adaran kalabayan e’ saga maglakibini Sama-Sūk.
Aholat kami palabi lagi’ kahāp movie “Thy Womb” itu min bay movie “Badjao”. Ahāp saga artista-na buwat si Nora Aunor maka ataꞌu toꞌongan director-na, si Brillante Mendoza. Angagad kami paluwas ma sini boꞌ tandaꞌ kami lingkat Tawi-Tawi.
There’s a video coming soon that features the Sama from Tawi-Tawi. It’s named, “Thy Womb” (which means in Sinama, “Kulunannu.”). The starring actor is Nora Aunor with a supporting cast of Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, and Mercedes Cabral. The movie is directed by Brillante Mendoza.
This is not the first movie to come out where the Sama are portrayed by actors and a director from Luzon. We’d like to recall the video, “Badjao” from 1957 that starred Tony Santos and Rosa Rosal. This movie is famous because it was the only movie of it’s time to try and portray the culture of other Filipino tribes. We like this video, despite some of its errors in regards to the Sama. (For instance, their Muslim dance is not realistic and it looks worse than it sound to watch the myth about Sama Dilaut (Badjao) throwing their newborn children into the ocean.) They did a good job of showing the disdain that many Tausug have for Sama and also the difficulties experienced in a mixed marriage of Tausug and Sama.
We have high hopes that “Thy Womb” will surpass the movie “Badjao.” It has very gifted actors such as Nora Aunor and a talented director such as Brillante Mendoza. We can’t wait for this to hit theatres so that we can observe the beauty of Tawi-Tawi.