Film and Discussion: Amon Banwa sa Lawud (Our Island of the Mangrove Moons)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Antonjuanfilm Poster

A showing of the film, followed by a panel discussion and reception.

Directed by Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow Anton Juan
With Apple Aplanque, Kent John Desamparado, Helen Cutillar
Not Rated, 87 minutes, DCP
In Hiligaynon with English subtitles.

A remote mangrove island's fisherfolk resist oblivion when their daily lives and stories face annihilation by a foreign power. The mangroves engrave their histories of the moon: No island nor no people should ever be forgotten.

This is a free but ticketed event. Limit one ticket per person. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

The post-film discussion includes the following panelists:

  • Nanovic Faculty Fellow Diane Desierto, Law School and Keough School of Global Affairs;
  • Nanovic Faculty Fellow Olivier Morel, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; and 
  • Michel Hockx, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.


Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.