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Culion: Unsung Story of the Past

Culion: Unsung Story of the Past

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By MARIA PAMELA S. REYES HISTORY HAS taught people many things, from mistakes to mind breaking discoveries. At the same time, it fails to tell everything. These are memories that are forgotten and unrecognized by the present - untold stories that scar not only the people but also its nation. Directed by Alvin Yapan and written by Ricky Lee, Culion is an entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival. As derived from its title, it sheds light on the seldom discussed island of Culion - the Philippines' largest leprosarium during the American occupation, which housed almost a thousand people affected by the disease. It focuses on the perspectives of three women with leprosy: Ana (Iza Calzado), a determined and strong-minded woman, who believes she still has a chance to leave the leper...