Friday, August 26, 2011

QC Rotarian's Archivist Brother Reclaim Two Silent PH Films ‘Pirated’ by US; Film Fest Opens Aug 26

Featured archivist Teddy Co is the younger brother of  PP Andy Co of the Rotary Club of Sto Domingo QC. Support of Rotarians to this endeavor in whatever way possibly would be greatly appreciated by the Rotary Club of Sto Domingo QC. This is an endeavor that upholds Filipino art and culture.

This article appeared in the front page of Inquirer on August 26, 2011
Archivists reclaim 2 silent PH films ‘pirated’ by US; film fest opens Friday

Bayani San Diego Jr of the the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes: For years, members of the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (Sofia) have been investigating whether an American B-movie titled “Brides of Sulu,” released in 1934, was actually two Filipino silent films “reedited and assembled together.”

Sofia member Teddy Co likened it to solving a jigsaw puzzle where “almost all of the pieces are already there.”

After painstaking research that bordered on detective work, Co and colleague Dr. Marti Magsanoc believe they have established a connection between “Brides” and Filipino prewar films “Moro Pirates” and “Princess Tarhata,” both produced in 1931.

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