a documentary about the T'boli tribe in South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines trying to preserving their traditions, art and customs in the face of global modernization. part 1.
'Preserving Culture: the T'boli of Mindanao, Philippines, part 2' youtu.be/grYCWYNrG_0
The tribe are masters at music, dance & story-telling & are internationally renowned for their abaca-woven T'nalak cloth. Being with the T'boli tribe was a tremendously rewarding experience.
Many thanks to Philippine Airlines & the South Carolina Arts Commission for tickets & post-production support. Consultants: Maria Todi, Rosie Sula & Ursula Aznar, T'boli translations by Silin Wanan.
Dedicated to Gumbay Sulan, a T'boli bamboo zither player who passed away august, 2004 .
Salamat Po/Thank You! Alan. e-mail comments to email@example.com
Videography/editing by Alan C. Geoghegan. More T'boli material @ taravision.org/tboli_culture.htm
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