About the film
A Short Film About the Indio Nacional
Release Date: January 01, 2005
|Slogan||:||«(or the Prolonged Sorrow of the Filipinos)»|
|Production Companies||:||Atopic films, Hubert Bals Fund|
|Producers||:||Raya Martin, Arleen Cuevas|
What follows is a black-and-white silent film set in the 1890s during the brewing Filipino revolution against Spanish colonialism. A series of tragic and comic sequences tells the Three Ages of an Indio (“common man”) as he progresses from boy bell ringer in a village church to teenage revolutionary to adult theater actor rehearsing a popular Spanish play.