Thursday, February 21, 2019
Nunal Sa Tubig Essay
1. LoglineA story of a community existent on Laguna de Bay where the main source of living is look for and how the residents of this island is affected by progress, poverty, ignorance, neglect and the dark side of big businesses.2. mavenOne of the protagonists in the film is Mang Jacob. He was a war stage manager who expresses grief over the changes in their island wherein the lake was getting polluted by nigh industries and many of the fish were dying. After looking back on how smooth and serene their island was, he wishes that it could all come back. He condemns current changes which pillow slip more suffering than returns in their island.3. ObstaclesThe main struggle of the residents of the island is the concomitant that their livelihood was being highly affected by all the modern practices similar the development of industries nearby. Though there were scenes that showed the island looking serene and static, down that was the restlessness of the people and the contrad ictions of social realities that they were confronted with. The people in the island were struggling for a place and identity.4. ThemeThe movie shows a contrasting theme of liveliness and death, fertility and barrenness. It shows some ironies in life like the destruction of the milieu being necessary to make way for progress or correct contemporary changes resulting to more burden than improvement.5. My take on the FilmI personally can see the current state of our country with the placement of the people in the island in a sense that despite the efforts for improvement and modernization, a lot of things are taken for granted most specially our natural resources. Thus, making the movie socially relevant. On the technical side, the address of the film was interesting since the narrative was not told in a rigorously linear way. Various scenes and occurrences were interspersed. Scenes of village life alternating with the events in the metropolis made the film less boring and more attention-grabbing. Also, I like it that contrasts and ironies were frequently emphasize. Overall, the film was worth watching.