Cydel Gabutero, Peter Millari, Jomar Bisuyo, Raymond Camacho, Ruby Ruiz
Mimi Sanson Viola
Armi Kushella Sanson-Lluch
Aska Matsumiya, Alberto Bof and Francis de Veyra
Dorje Film, Simple Truth, with the support of Biennale College Cinema
festival & awards:
Blanka makes her living on the street of Manila from small thefts and tricks. She dreams of saving enough money to “buy” a mom. When she meets talented Peter, a blind gambling musician, her life takes an unexpected direction. They decide to join forces in order to face everyday struggles. Thanks to Peter, Blanka discovers to be a talented singer and, more importantly, understands that money cannot buy the love of a person.
Does the idea of buying a mother with money exist in this modern society? You never see such a phenomenon in developed countries and rich countries, nor in a city like Manila where this story takes place. Child Adoption and slavery exist in the world. I believe both child adoption and slavery comes from financial and economic reasons and circumstances of society. But the perspective of a child is never taken into consideration. Are child adoption and slavery something that were born from the strain of this society and viewed from one-‐ sided point of view of an adult? The concept of this movie was birthed from these concerns I’ve always had.