drama, film review, Ilocano, Janine Maniego, justice, movie revew, poverty, sexual abuse, short film, Si Narra at ang Lihim na Silid sa Paradiso, SIFFMP, Singkuwento International Film Festival, UP Diliman
By Heinrich Domingo
A little girl living alone with her guardian just turned nine years old. They live in a shabby nipa hut placed in the middle of a vast rice field. On her birthday, the old gay man brings her to the city to buy ice cream. There, they met a barangay captain’s friend who was kind enough to invite them to his party. Little do they know that the man will give Narra her worst birthday present.