All in all, Pandanggo sa Hukay was a spot-on depiction the real evil — people who prey on the weak for personal gain. A system that fails to bring them to justice, just because they have become a normal part of the societal structure. And the fact that what happened to Elena could happen to anyone is a nightmare that one would not wish on one’s worst enemy. Tragic.
All in all, the manner in which Nakaw was shot was closer to reality than any other film in the short film category of Cinemalaya 2017. It makes no apologies for its imperfections and embraces its role fully as a reflection of society.
When I was a kid, my mom used to tell me and my brother about a film that […]