"Boses" (Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, The Philippines, 2008, 90 minutes, in Tagalog with English subtitles)

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Young Onyok is left mute after suffering traumatizing physical abuse at the hands of his father in the slums of the Philippines. He is sent to a shelter where he meets friends and bullies who share his fate. Living next to the abused children is a musician, Ariel, who is still grieving over the recent death of his girlfriend. Stemming from their love of music, Ariel discovers Onyok's immense musical talent hidden behind a veneer of silence. Ariel gives violin lessons to Onyok, and in the process discovers his strength and humanity as his wounds begin to heal. Meanwhile, the silent Onyok overcomes a desensitized existence to find his voice in music.

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Sun 05 Jul 2009
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Agnès b. CINEMA!, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai Hong Kong
$45 Asia Society members/full-time students, $55 non-members
Add to Calendar 20090705T073000 20090705T093000 UTC Asia Society: "Boses" (Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, The Philippines, 2008, 90 minutes, in Tagalog with English subtitles) Agnès b. CINEMA!, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai Hong Kong