Director Benito BAUTISTA | 2012 |Philippines/ USA | 103 mins | English, Tagalog w/ES | East Coast Premiere

    Harana is a long-abandoned Filipino courtship serenade, which originated in the Spanish colonial period. In this award-winning documentary, guitarist Florante AGUILAR returns to the Philippines from the US for the first time in twelve years to discover three of the last remaining harana masters: a farmer, a fisherman, and a tricycle driver. HARANA emotively weaves their performances to exemplify the past and present, the here and there, and the rural and urban.

    About the Filmmaker:

    Benito Bautista is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco, California.  He travels back and forth from San Francisco to the Philippines to create his films.  He founded Wanderlustproject Films in 2001 and has since made short and feature narratives and documentaries. Benito is also the co-founder of IndieEAST, a film series dedicated to promoting and exhibiting visionary and exceptional Filipino independent films in major cities in the United States.
    Wednesday July 31 2013 | 6:30 pm

    Anthology Film Archives (AFA)
    Courthouse Theater (CH)

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