July 8, 2022


Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theatre)


Cultural Center of the Philippines


8 July 2022, 2:00 PM; CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde

CCP Arthouse Cinema, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Philippine Film Archive, and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, presents Fernando Poe Jr.’s ALUPIHANG DAGAT (1976), an exclusive screening as we continue our celebration of the 2022 National Heritage Celebration.

In addition, we are also commemorating Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) through a special screening of the films BOHE: SONS OF THE WAVES(2012) by Nadjoua Bansil and GABON (2007) by Emmanuel Dela Cruz

Watch the films for FREE on July 8, 2022, Friday at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

Let us join our Muslim brothers and sisters in commemorating the Feast of Sacrifice as well as revisit our artists’ historical works to create among the Filipino people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of the nation’s cultural history and learn from it.


Director: Fernando Poe Jr.

Gomer lives in a humble fishing village where the men sail out to sea and the women stay behind to dive for sponges. The village has been troubled by a spate of disappearances on the part of its seafaring youngsters. Gomer learns of this upon returning from an extended voyage and soon sets out in his tiny skiff to get to the bottom of things. Eventually, he stumbles upon the island hideout of a band of modern-day pirates who, under the leadership of a female captain named Odessa, are responsible for kidnapping and enslaving many of Gomer’s friends and neighbors. 


Director: Emmanuel Dela Cruz

Gabon, taken from an old Maranao folk lullaby which means “cloud,” tells the story of how far a young Maranao girl takes to heart the promise to her parents that she will finish a school exam. Shot in one day in Marawi, Lanao del Sur, just before Ramadan, Gabon features an ensemble cast of grades 2-4 students from the MSU Integrated Laboratory School and the alumni of Sining Kambayoka.


Director: Nadjoua Bansil

Sama Palau or commonly known as “Badjaos” are the second largest Sea Gypsies in the world. They hail from the Southern parts of the Philippines to escape conflicts and the constant abuse by pirates and ordinary folks. They find an island of hope called “Malitam Island,” a tiny patch of land in Southern Luzon. On this Island, five Badjao boys (Harun, Rasul, Manel, Jamil, and Wahab) learn the value of mangroves so they plan to save their island from sinking due to harsh weather and other man-made causes. While they lack the money to buy the needed seedlings, they decide to steal them from the sanctuary. Little do they know what they are about to lose. Will these seedlings become their tree of hope or will this hope drown their dreams of a stable home? The hope of these young sea gypsies will be the frustration of their elders.

Fri 07/8 2:00pm