A Muslim doctor returns to his home land where the Philippine military is at war against the MILF While he endeavors to lead his family and other civilians to safety, he struggles to reconcile his professional and religious principles.

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Ahmad
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Bae Farida
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Fatima
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Lieutenant Ricarte
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Datu Ali
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Jason
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Rashid
Jiro Manio ...
Francis
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Musa
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Dolor
Cris Daluz ...
Imam
Bryan Homecillo ...
Ibrahim
Angela Montano ...
Servant Girl
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Rashid's Mother
Dante Balois ...
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A Muslim doctor returns to his home land where the Philippine military is at war against the MILF While he endeavors to lead his family and other civilians to safety, he struggles to reconcile his professional and religious principles.

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25 December 2001 (Philippines)  »

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Written by Joey Ayala
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A remarkable, sympathetic, and timely film
2 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Pilipino Unity network (MAGKAISA) co-sponsored a screening of "BAGONG BUWAN" at the San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival a couple of years ago. The entire crowd was deeply affected. Although a lot of men would not want to admit it, I saw many of them with tears welling up in their eyes. There are limits to the perspective of a film made in Tagalog about people in Magindanao, but Diaz-Abaya has crafted something very moving which can reach a lot of Tagalog speakers, if they ever get to see it all the way through. A teacher I know from Magindanao region commented that, except for the part where Montano's character cries, he thought it was a good film. The main protagonist being a doctor married to a nurse also makes it easy for the more open-minded members of the audience to identify with the characters. With all of the anti-Muslim propaganda in the media, this is one small dose of antidote for our community's mental and sociological health which touches hearts of those who are open to it. I also recommend Diaz-Abaya's films "JOSE RIZAL" and "SA PUSOD NG DAGAT."


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