Directed by Paul Soriano
Vividly emotional and at times brutal, KID KULAFU illustrates the early life of world-renowned boxer and Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. In the lush countryside of the southern Philippines, farmers harvest rice and parents struggle to feed their children as they evade the war between the New People’s Army rebellion and the Philippine military.
Despite the strife that surrounds him, young and endearing Manny desires only to become a great fighter. He toils through the rural mountains into the slums of Manila, withstanding misfortune and misery with the hopes of becoming a champion for himself, his family and all those who dream alongside him.
Going on to become the world’s first eight-division world champion and winning 10 world titles, Manny Pacquiao has become a living legend in the hearts of people in the Philippines and beyond. His story serves as a beacon of light to those still facing adversity as it reminds us that perseverance, hope and luck are essential in helping us survive, and even thrive, in the face of the obstacles we encounter.
Director: Paul Soriano
Writer: Froi Medina
Producer: Marie Pineda
Odyssey Flores: Cinematography
Editor: Mark Victor
Cast: Robert “Buboy” Villar, Alessandra de Rossi, Cesar Montano