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Baon Royale: Challenging hierarchies

Baon Royale: Challenging hierarchies

Letters
By TAFFY ARELLA M. BERNALES GRADE 5-MALUSOG has a secret and it occurs whenever the clock strikes noon. With the door slammed shut and curtains drawn close, the clandestine “Baon Royale” takes place and it is “the coolest competition in school”— or so they thought. Under the direction of Grace Clarisse Cinco, Baon Royale is a short film that bagged Sine Reel 2019 awards for Best Picture and Best Editing as well as the Maginhawa Film Festival award for Best Film in Student Category (2020). One might think that a film set within an elementary school and carried out by child actors would have a simple plot. Yet, Baon Royale goes beyond this impression by subtly showcasing a microcosm of society through innocence. The film centers on a section of fifth-graders (5-Malusog) who partake