Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness is a 2017 movie or indie film directed by well-known director Khavn De La Cruz and one of the circle competition entries to the 5th QCinema International Film Festival or QCinema. This movie shows, in the eyes of an eight-year-old, the tragedy that occurred in the days of 1901 when the Americans were supposed to identify with the Balangiga and other parts of Samar, including the events following the brutal massacre of several Samarnon and how they fled elsewhere to the neighboring island. The movie's shooting location took place in different parts of Samar, Leyte and Zambales (Central Luzon). Although there were various issues the movie received just before its release to the public, it still managed to receive several top recognition from various prestigious award-giving bodies in the Philippines, including the highest "Best Picture" award. The director of this movie receives “Best Director” as well as the movie stars who were based in Tacloban City.