Si Astri maka si Tambulah (Astri And Tambulah)

By Xeph Suarez - Philippines | 2017 - 20 minutes

Synopsis: Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it's an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them. Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea. Everything is perfect except that Sama Bajao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

Cast: Astri Tahari, Usman Agga, Usman Agga, Diane Alberto, Diane Alberto, Taha Daranda,   Taha Daranda, Alexandria Abdullah


Writer: Cenon Palomares
Producer: Jerry Campaña, Randy Fernandez, Cenon Palomares, Lorenza Rivera, Sandra Suarez, Vincent Suarez Xeph Suarez
Cinematographer: Arnel Barbarona
Editor: Aedrian Araojo, Xeph Suarez, Kim Tayona
Production Designer: Aedrian Araojo
Music: Arnel Barbarona


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Awards & Recognitions:

2017 Mindanao Film Festival - Best Film

2017 Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival - Jury Citation

2017 QCinema International Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 Tampere Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 Lovers Film Festival- Torino LGBTQI Visions - Official Selection

2018 Outfest Fusion - LGBTQI People of Color Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 Cambodia Inernational Film Festival - Official Selection


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