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Genre: drama
Programme
Synopsis

Maya is a victim of the „school service”, a vehicle that looks like a regular school bus. She was just walking home from school when the bus stopped beside her and the driver offered her a ride. However, the bus did not stop at her place. Maya was taken, together with other kids, to Manila to become a beggar. At dusk, the kids are dropped off in the street so they can start working: chasing after passers-by and cars, begging for alms. Maya begins a horrific life in a strange city and cannot stop thinking about how to get home. But that might never happen… A shocking portrayal of children living in the streets in the Philippines, working for organized crime rings.

Director
Luisito Lagdameo

(1968)

Filmography
  • Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka (2003)
  • Annie B (2004)
  • Lovestruck (2005)
  • Asintado (2014)
  • Child Haus (2015)
  • Laut (2016)
  • Area (Piirkond, PÖFF 2016)
  • Almost a Love Story (2018)
  • School Service (2018  )
Fri, 16.11.2018
7:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
010307
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 010307
Mon, 19.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
041508
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 041508
Wed, 21.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
060706
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 060706
Film info
Country: Philippines
Year: 2018
Duration: 81 minutes
Languages: Filipino, Tagalog
Director: Luisito Lagdameo
Producers: Baby Go, Dennis Evangelista, Ferdinand Lapuz
Writer: Onay Sales
DOP: Rain Yamson
Montage: Mai Calapardo
Composer: Emerson Texon
Cast: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Joel Lamangan, Celine Juan, Therese Malvar
Production: BG Productions International
Festivals: Cinemalaya (Best Actress), Warsaw
Synopsis

Maya is a victim of the „school service”, a vehicle that looks like a regular school bus. She was just walking home from school when the bus stopped beside her and the driver offered her a ride. However, the bus did not stop at her place. Maya was taken, together with other kids, to Manila to become a beggar. At dusk, the kids are dropped off in the street so they can start working: chasing after passers-by and cars, begging for alms. Maya begins a horrific life in a strange city and cannot stop thinking about how to get home. But that might never happen… A shocking portrayal of children living in the streets in the Philippines, working for organized crime rings.

Director
Luisito Lagdameo

(1968)

Filmography
  • Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka (2003)
  • Annie B (2004)
  • Lovestruck (2005)
  • Asintado (2014)
  • Child Haus (2015)
  • Laut (2016)
  • Area (Piirkond, PÖFF 2016)
  • Almost a Love Story (2018)
  • School Service (2018  )