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Lire is on a special delivery errand for his father. Isa, meanwhile, is armed with a grocery list and a message. Their paths cross on the way to the barrio. In any other place, it would be a normal afternoon where children meet, share songs and toys and stories, maybe even take a liking to each other. But it is Christmastime in the Philippine countryside, amidst a long-standing guerilla war. Here, boys and girls have no choice but to grow up fast, because in a place like this, even kids cannot be so innocent.

Directed by John Francis Losaria, completed April 2010.

Breakthrough Film Award
2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival
2010

3rd Best Short Narrative Film
Ika-22 Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video
2010

Selection
ANI : Year’s Best Shorts
6th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
2010

Selection
Young Cinema Shorts
12th Cinemanila International Film Festival
2010

Nominee
Best Short Film
Ika 34th Gawad Urian
2011

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