Day 2 / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Screening of Kidlat Tahimik Films

Bahag Ko, Mahal Ko (Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi, 1996, 40 mins)
Kidlat Tahimik takes the bahag, traditionally a garment of respect, as a symbol of everything we have forgotten as a result of being the subjects of imperialist powers for more than three hundred years. The film starts as a conversation between Kidlat and his son, Kabunyan about Marilyn Monroe’s immense sex appeal which later transforms into a discourse on the malleability of concepts of beauty. The film then transports the discourse to Japan, where the tragic tale of the bahag, or fundoshi, is shared.