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The Female Eye Film Festival in community partnership with Kapwa Collective present:

K’na, The Dreamweaver
written and directed by Ida Anita del Mundo

Trailer: https://youtu.be/c8Se0wN3pYw

Sunday, June 21, 2015 || 2:00 - 3:30pm
Small World Theatre, Studio 101
180 Shaw Street, Toronto

As part of Female Eye Film Festival’s Indigenous Film Program, K’na, The Dreamweaver, 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival award recipient for Best Production Design and Special Jury Prize, will be shared with the Toronto audience this Sunday. “Showcasing the natural beauty of South Cotabato in Mindanao, and the vibrant culture of the T’boli people and their tradition of t’nalak weaving, K’na the Dreamweaver tells the legend of K’na, a young T’boli princess who must choose between ending an age-old war between her village or following her heart to be with the man she loves,” stated Ida in a recent press release cited by BusinessWorld.

T’nalak is a traditional cloth weaved with designs granted through dreams by Fu Dalu, the goddess of abaca. Sharing K’na, The Dreamweaver, and the practice of dreamweaving, fulfills Ida’s promise to the T’bolis that she would share their culture with the world.

K’na, The Dreamweaver, will be shown alongside The Bride (directed by Khosrow Azarbeyg) and Female Eye Young Aboriginal Fimmaker Shorts and Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

Limited seating available. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office 30 minutes before show time.

We look forward to celebrating K'na, The Dreamweaver with you. Tey Bong S’lamat.



Ida Anita del Mundo is a writer and musician. She writes primarily for The Philippine Star’s Starweek Magazine and has been a fellow of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and the Iyas National Writers’ Workshop. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila.

Aside from being a writer, she is a Music and Movement teacher at Bankstreet Summit School. She has also taught Literature and Art Appreciation at De La Salle University-Manila. Ida has been playing the violin since she was three years old. She is currently a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

“Always Honest, Not Always Pretty”

The Female Eye Film Festival, established in 2001, is North America’s top international Women Directors film festival. In it’s 13th year, the FeFF illuminates the best of independent films and offers the cinematic perspective of women directors from around the world. Presenting 86 films from across Canada, the United States, and countries including Armenia, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iran, India, Australia, Taiwan, Uganda, and the Philippines.

“These films are rarely seen in mainstream theatres, as women directors are under represented by the industry,” said Festival Founder and Director, Leslie Ann Coles.

anonymous asked:

Is Pilipin@ Polytheism a strictly closed religion? I wanted to learn about my heritage since my dad never really talks about his homeland and I'm curious. But I'm technically only 1/4th by blood, and it's not like I grew up in the culture, so I feel weird about considering it?

Hey anon, this is a tricky question because a) Pilipin@ Polytheism is not one large, monolithic thing, b) it’s technically not a “religion” per se, and c) the ancestry versus culture discussion is complicated by the reconstructionism versus folk Catholicism versus diaspora discussion. 

So let’s get into it!

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