HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 2 no. 1 (2015)

THE PORTRAYAL OF SELF-ESTEEM AND DOMINICAN VALUES IN THE NARRATIVE FILM HIMALA

Charisse T.. Evangelio | Maria Danielle T. Salazar | Mariden P. Crusit | Jorell R. Sanchez

Discipline: Communications

 

Abstract:

This research provided that visuals, from photos to moving pictures, work as a medium for interpretation of different constructs in life. It not only explored the narrative film Himala, but also exposed its hidden self-esteem constructs and Dominican values.

This descriptive research used the five elements of film and the four levels of meaning making for analysis. Scenes were studied with the elements’ lens, such as camera angles and what they tell, lighting and its hidden meaning. Specific characters were analyzed to the levels; referential, implicit, explicit and symptomatic highlight of self-esteem.