Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa

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Action, Drama / PG
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Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escaño. Cinemalaya 2017 Full-Length Feature Category finalist

Set in a town in southwestern Mindanao, volunteer teachers from the city are afraid to teach in far-flung areas of the province because of the threats of an ongoing war between the rebels and the military. 
This prompts Aaquil, a young farmer, to assume the work of the educator in their community. His students, some orphaned by the war, are unaware that Aaquil is actually illeterate. One day, Aaquil heads to the city and fails to return. Feeling abandoned and confused, his pupil decides to commit themselves to a rebel organization and learned to use guns like skilled warriors. Ruthlessly, they shoot at enemies whom they blame for their failure to pursue their dreams. The story depicts how the cycle of anger and vengeance continue when education is ignored and neglected.

Director: 
Perry Escaño
Main Cast: 

Alfred Vargas, Miggs Cuaderno, Marc Justin Alvarez, Micko Laurente, Lou Veloso, Mon Confiado, Loren Burgos, Kiko Matos, Marife Necesito, Ernie Garcia, Bon Andrew Lentejas, Paul Sy, Alvin Barcelona, Gabrielle Concepcion, Lianne Valentino, Richard Manabat, Joane Marie Tan

Credits: 

Writer and Director: Perry Escaño
Executive Producers: Alfred Vargas, Mira Flor Salvador, Arnold Ang, Rodel Bugayong, Maria Tess Cancio, Theodore Calaguas, Audrey Salvador, Suzanne Co, Lourdes Co, MGC Yap, Cielemar Zamora, Perry Escaño
Original Story: Perry Escaño
Line Producer: Maria Acris Tobias
Directors of Photography: Steven Flor, Randy Cura
Production Designer: Hai Balbuena
Editor: Roberto Reyes Ang
Musical Scorer: Emerzon Texon
Sound Designer: John Anthony Wong
Original Them Song: Alvin Barcelona
Costume Designer: Steve Salvador
Production Manager: Lexter Favor Tarriela
Assistant Director: Aurel Ayson
Associate Director: Eugene Aleta

About the Director
Perry Escaño

PERRY ESCAÑO is a veteran television, stage, and film actor based in Manila,Philippines. He trained in professional theater acting workshop at the Bulwagang Gantimpala Theater and received his television/film advanced and intensive acting trainings under Gina Alajar at the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (Mowelfund). He has appeared in TV shows and has acted in films and professional stage plays. Perry was nominated as Best Actor for the film “TNT” at the 2014 Queens International Film festival in New York and won as Best Ensemble at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City (IFFMNYC).
Perry is also a writer, director, and producer and has dabbled in the production side of events, theater, and film. He wrote and directed "Alibi," which placed 1st Runner-up at the IFFMNYC, 2012. He directed "Overture," also an official selection at the 2013 IFF Manhattan. He is the writer of "Tama" (Deranged), an official selection at the 2011 Gawad CCP Film Festival and most recently, he wrote and directed "Ang Platinong Buhok" (The Platinum Hair), a documentary film on the life of the late thespian Ama Quiambao. Perry received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Lyceum University in Manila.

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