Addat Sama

The Movie Thy Womb’s Languages Experiment

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.

Kata-kata si Mbo' Buwaya maka si Budjang Kuyya'

Lady Monkey is trying to find away to cross the channel between islands. Grandfather Turtle and Grandfather Crocodile reject her initial offer of her parents territory. Eventually Grandfather Crocodile agrees on a payment. Lady Monkey rides on his back to the other side. When it is time to pay, Lady Monkey asks him to bring her closer to the other shore. Without paying Grandfather Crocodile, Lady Buwaya jumps off of his back and tells him that she has tricked him. Later on when Lady Monkey and her friends are collecting food at low tide, they see Grandfather Crocodile, apparently dead. On the way home, Lady Monkey stays behind out of pity for Grandfather Crocodile, who she tricked. She ends up being the one who is tricked. Grandfather Crocodile springs on her and takes his revenge.