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Pasalubong: Gifts from the Journey

Pasalubong: Gifts from the Journey

| 10 min

This short film features Bonifacio, a young Filipino man who struggles with returning to his birthplace for the first time since immigrating to Canada. He is wracked with guilt due to an old promise he failed to keep . . .

  • writer
    Hari Alluri
  • director
    Hari Alluri
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • cast
    Paulo Christiansen
    Teresita Dichupa
    Saphren Ma
    Lissa Neptuno
    Lynnelle Sura
  • editor
    Hart Snider
  • director of photography
    C. Kim Miles
  • composer
    Nicholas Murray
  • production designer
    Hitoshi Okamoto
  • production manager
    Judi Babcock
  • casting director
    Susan Brouse
  • location manager
    Cheryl Uphill
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Carter
  • continuity
    Carol Green-Lundy
  • set decorator
    Robin Hunt
  • wardrobe
    Oriana Graber
  • makeup
    Pakou Her
  • additional camera
    Wes Machnikowski
  • 1st assistant camera
    Jeff Cassidy
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Boris Martens
  • data management technician
    Filip Dobosz
  • gaffer
    John Brown
  • key grip
    David Hutton
  • grip
    Martin Oicle
  • catering
    Laura Lillies
  • craft service
    Laura Lillies
  • production assistant
    Mangla Bansal
    Anu Sahota
  • location production assistant
    Lidia Stante
  • extra
    Angeljo Cama Clang
    Pinky Cama Clang
    Kai Yu Cheng
    Crystal Poe
    Jacob Rivera
    Anne Whitmore
  • extras casting
    Laurie Pavon-Solis
  • consultant
    Julia Kwan
    Don White
  • sound designer
    Miguel Nunes
  • foley engineer
    Rick Senechal
  • foley artist
    Ian Mackie
  • dialogue editor
    Roger Morris
  • background editor
    Angelo Nicoloyannis
  • re-recording mixer
    Greg Stewart
    Angelo Nicoloyannis
  • re-recording facility
    Post Modern Sound
  • post-production services
    Technicolor Creative Services
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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Ages 16 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Film and Video Production

Have media and film students study and practise techniques that tell personal stories effectively through: sound, editing, and visuals. Have students write personal stories about promises kept and broken: why are promises important? Have them discuss the protagonist's choices, and the significance of his favour to the women. Have students compare cultural values regarding ethics, rites and rituals, and especially the challenges of living in a multicultural society.

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