“Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawitawi” documents Ligaya Amilbangsa’s return to the Sulu Archipelago after more than 30 years, to re-connect and to share with the people whose arts and culture she helped to preserve. The film centers on how Amilbangsa researched and documented pangalay, also known as igal and paunjalay in the Sulu Archipelgao.
Exhibitions in February and March 2014:
24 February 2014 2:00 p.m. at UP Institute of Islamic Studies, sponsored by UP IIS and ADC
26 February 2014 2:30 p.m. at PH 207, Palma Hall UP Diliman, sponsored by UP Anthropology Department, CSSP Folklore Studies and ADC
8 March 2014 10:30 a.m. 9th Fl, Technology Building, Far Eastern University, Manila sponsored by Angel C. Palanca Peace Project on the occasion of International Women’s Day
The film showings will be followed by dance demonstrations and lecture-discussions.
Susan Ceniza says
Hi, Ms. Matilac,
Is the film Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawi-Tawi available on DVD or some other format that I can order for purchase? I’m in the U.S. I know Grace Amilbangsa and I found out about this film through her FB post. I do hope this will be available soon.
Thanks a lot,
Nannette Matilac says
It is a newly-finished film, but was three years in the making. We will discuss plans to make it available through DVD and will let you know asap. Thank you for your interest in the film and in pangalay. Nannette
Marrio Mapanao says
Wish you could post a sample video. (Or maybe, just don’t know where to look up link?)
If this film is now out on DVDS, I too would be very interested in purchasing a copy.
Also, I sincerely hope this website and this movement stays active.
Best wishes –