Tokwifi is about the tale of a young Igorot man who came upon a falling star, only to find out that it was an old television containing a 1950s showbiz star. The two try to bond while overcoming the stereotypes they hold over each other.Continue reading
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The Filipino media’s relationship with the colonials is best understood through a closer look at the Igorot media. In this video essay, we look at media texts for and by the Igorots to understand concepts of resistance, post-colonialism, and media representation. Also, we touch on the subject of Philippine cinema history as we look at how the birth and development of cine in the country tie with the issues of representation faced by the Igorots.