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Synopsis

In the darker side of Manila-by-night, member. They learn that Diablos


“tribes” of youthful gangsters roam gang members killed the SBT
the streets in search of quick fixes neophyte. During the wake, SBT
and precarious thrills. members forge a reluctant alliance
with the Thugz Angels
“(A) grand and graphic
World-weary Tondo s, and assemble to raid
throbs to the beat of of depiction of the Diablos’ lair.
hiphop and freestyle contemporary Tondo,
gangsta rap, and to the The Diablos are older,
Manila, its raw passion
scents and sensations bigger, and confident
of drugs and sex and and searing violence, its of their fighting
violence. terrible social conditions prowess. They know
that they are being
and conflicting social
We witness this targeted for revenge
crepuscular underworld mores, and its people’s and prepare
through the eyes of coruscating embrace of accordingly.
ten-year-old Ebet. We both the sacred and the
follow him as he Ebet lurks throughout
witnesses the deadly profane, the filial and the the story, an enigma
lives of teen age gang tribal, the tender and the that is part innocent
members in Tondo and vicious.” child and cynical adult.
the events that lead to His loyalties are a
CINEMALAYA 2007 JURY on
their explosive TRIBU’s Best Picture Award mystery, and all that is
confrontation. clear to us is his love
for his drug-addicted mother.
The Thugz Angels tribe members
chance upon a blood-soaked body of As the clock ticks towards midnight,
a member of another gang. Police guns are loaded, and knives are
arrest a Thugz Angels member for sharpened. The battle is about to
the murder. begin!

The murdered teen is a member of And this is just part of the story.
the Sacred Brown Tribe, whose
leaders vow to avenge their fallen

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