ABADEHA The Philippine Cinderella at NIIVF Film Festival
ABADEHA Neo-Ethnic Rock Cinderella, the first Philippine Cinderella film ever produced is an Official Selection for exhibition at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival at the Sunset 5 Laemmle Theatres in West Hollywood, on October 4, 2007. Laemmle Theatres is the premiere art house chain in Los Angeles.
A recovery and reconstruction of the Philippine version of the most-loved fairy tale in the world, the film ABADEHA Neo-Ethnic Rock Cinderella is a visual re-telling of the age-old Cinderella story of the Philippines. Told with a contemporary interpretation, the story flows through dramatic dialogue, songs, indigenous dance, rituals, folkways, customs, poetry, and the fusion of native and present-day music and sounds.
While consistent with the universal Cinderella themes of mother-daughter conflict, and sibling rivalry, ABADEHA Neo-Ethnic Rock Cinderella is distinctly Filipino.
Interwoven in the story-telling of the film, is the depiction of the environmentally-reverent indigenous Philippine culture. The close affinity with the earth; i.e. reverence for the natural environment and living things, respect for ancestral wisdom, and a strong belief in the human co-existence and harmony with nature inherent in Philippine indigenous traditions are embedded in the film. The central character, Abadeha, the Philippine Cinderella, lives in an environment where the characters practice their indigenous, social, and spiritual values, customs, and traditions.
ABADEHA Neo-Ethnic Rock Cinderella gives new life to the Cinderella story of the Philippines in a contemporary setting with a neo-ethnic concept. Myrna J. de la Paz, educator, author of ABADEHA The Philippine Cinderella, wrote, produced, and directed the film, ABADEHA Neo-Ethnic Rock Cinderella.
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