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By Heinrich Domingo
Death, life, and hope are central in this short film’s plot. An orphaned boy begs on the street just to buy a coffin for her lifeless sister. This is a narrative with a potential to be made into a full-length film. Yet, this plot is too familiar for the crowd who has seen Magkakabaung. They are both set in Pampanga, both use a Kapampangan language and center on the life of a male living alone in his shabby little home.