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New Moon

New Moon
Country惻Region Philippines
Archive Topic Awarding Winning Directors
Category Feature film
Asia Focus: Year of the Fukuoka Film Festival 2002
Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast Cesar Montano / Amy Austria / Ronnie Lazaro
Other Information 2001 / Color / 35 mm / VISTA / 134 minutes / English Subtitles
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This is a story about a doctor, Ahmad, involved in the war between the largest Islamic armed forces and the Philippines government on Mindanao Island. Ahmad and his family leaves their village to search for a place where they can stay peacefully. This is a movie which director Marilous Diaz-Abaya reveals domestic warfare in the hope for peace. Director Abaya had experienced living as a Muslim and tried to understand the religion before she made the film.

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