Davaoeño film screened in Paris film fest

Dec. 04, 2015

DAVAO CITY – A short film by a Davaoeño was included in the 13th Signes de Nuit International Film Fest in Paris, France.

The short film “Ang Baril ni Polding na Walay Pulbura” (The Gun of Polding without Gunpowder) was filmed by Albert Egot to tell the story of John Michael Exel alias Polding who is a paraplegic living in the streets of San Pedro and Claveria here.

The documentary film is about a physically-impaired man who still finds beauty in his every day life while being jobless and homeless.

This won as the best documentary during the 10th Mindanao Film Festival last year.

Foreigners took notice of his documentary film when it was shown in the 2015 Cinemarehiyon Film Festival of the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

In a Philippine Information Agency dispatch, Egot said that he was surprised when he was informed that his film was chosen to be filmed abroad.

“I felt really proud because not all are given the opportunity to have their films shown abroad”, he added.

Egot’s film also joins seven other films from the Philippines on the annual film festival that started last November 26 until December 6 that showcases multi-genre cinematic works across the country. (davaotoday.com)

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