New Moon

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New Moon

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New Moon

Release Date: July 20, 2001

Year    :   2001
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Genres    :   Action, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Bahaghari Productions (BPS), Star Cinema – ABS-CBN Film Productions
Director    :   Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Ricardo Lee, Jun Lana
RunTime    :   130 mins.

Ahmad belongs to the Bangsamoro people. While many of his kind are bent on fighting, thinking that Mindanao is only for the Muslims, Ahmad prefers to live a simple and peaceful life. He works as a doctor in Manila while his wife, Fatima, and his only son, Ibrahim, stay in Mindanao with his mother, Farida. Ahmad is shocked and devastated when Fatima breaks the confounding news. Ibrahim was killed by a stray bullet when vigilantes indiscriminately fire at their village. Ahmad goes back to where he came from Mindanao. Ibrahim’s death did not cause Ahmad to stop striving to live a peaceful life, much to the consternation of his brother, Musa. His brother takes an exactly opposite stand. Musa believes in waging a war against all the Kaafir (unbelievers) who may impede the Moro’s goal of independence. He even trains his young son, Rashid to a Muslim warrior’s life.


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