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Advanced Audio Blog S2 #25 - Top 10 Filipino Movies: Manila at the Claw of Light

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Filipino with FilipinoPod101.com! According to some, the 1974 film Manila at the Claw of Light may be the greatest Filipino film ever made, even though it was produced on a very low budget. The tragedy of Julio, a young construction worker who moves to Manila from the provinces, and his girlfriend, who is pressured into prostitution there, has stood the test of time for well over a quarter century now. In this Filipino Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about this compelling tale of love, desperation, and revenge, as well as what some of its main characters might symbolize and say about modern Filipino society and culture. Visit us at FilipinoPod101.com, where you will find Filipino lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Filipino!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #24 - Top 10 Filipino Movies: Gold, Silver, Bad Luck

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Filipino with FilipinoPod101.com! The film Oro, Mata, Plata, best translated as Gold, Silver, Bad Luck, is considered a modern classic by many viewers in the Philippines. World War II was a period of great national turmoil, and the movie's main characters, two wealthy and sophisticated families, find their fortunes gradually taking a turn for the worse as they are forced away from the civilized city they knew and find themselves at the mercy of violent bandits. In this Filipino Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the wartime story of the Ojedas and the Lorenzos and also about why many Filipinos consider certain staircases very unlucky indeed. Visit us at FilipinoPod101.com, where you will find Filipino lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Filipino!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!  
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Advanced Audio Blog S2 #23 - Top 10 Filipino Movies: In the Navel of the Sea

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Filipino with FilipinoPod101.com! In 1999, the film Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (In the Navel of the Sea in English) represented a big step forward for the Philippines into the global film community. The movie received many awards within its home country, but it was also the first Filipino film that was actively solicited by organizers of foreign film festivals to be shown at their events; seventeen big-name film festivals asked the filmmaker to show Sa Pusod Ng Dagat. In this Filipino Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the film's plot, the story of a young man, Pepito, who struggles to accept his hereditary role as midwife for the women in a small island community. Pepito's life is marked by tragedy as his mother commits suicide rather than bringing shame on her family by bearing a child out of wedlock, and also as Pepito himself later enters a doomed romance, but Pepito ultimately accepts his birthright as community midwife. Visit us at FilipinoPod101.com, where you will find Filipino lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Filipino!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #22 - Top 10 Filipino Movies: Jose Rizal

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Filipino with FilipinoPod101.com! Even though it was Christmas Day, Filipinos left their homes in droves and packed into movie theaters for the 1998 release of the film Jose Rizal. This movie following the life, trial, and death of the storied national leader was one of the most expensive films ever to be produced in the Philippines, but the gamble paid off as audiences rushed to see it and it won numerous awards at festivals. In this Filipino Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the story of Jose Rizal's life as portrayed in this popular biographical drama, the conflict following Rizal's death, and the remarkable circumstances behind the production and release of this enduringly popular film. Visit us at FilipinoPod101.com, where you will find Filipino lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Filipino!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #21 - Top 10 Filipino Movies: Reef Hunters

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Filipino with FilipinoPod101.com! The lives of child divers aboard an illegal fishing boat take center stage in the movie Muro Ami. Working under great pressure, the children split their days between dangerous dives on coral reefs and cramped, squalid, and underfed conditions on board ship under the command of an angry, haunted captain.   In this Filipino Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the plot of the film Muro Ami, the practices used in the muro ami fishing technique, and the reasons why this 1999 film, released to critical and popular acclaim, just might be a classic in the making. Visit us at FilipinoPod101.com, where you will find Filipino lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Filipino!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!