Siyudad Sa Bulawan (City of Gold)
By Jarell Serencio – Philippines | 2017 – 15 min.
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 every day?
Cast: Manny Gonzales, Rich-er Gonzales, Gabriel Libunao.
Writer: Jarell Serencio
Executive Producer: Atty. Joel Mahinay, Engr. Jerome Serencio
Co-Producers: Heather Carrick, Guilbert Mercado, Alvin Resurrecion
Producers: Jarell Serencio, Olive Ranido
Cinematography: Raphael Meting
Editor/Music/Sound Design: Arnell Barbarona
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Awards & Recognitions:
- Official Short Films Competition