Igorota, the Legend of the Tree of Life

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Igorota, the Legend of the Tree of Life is a 1968 dramatic movie directed by Luis Nepomuceno, Jr. It was an attempt by Nepomuceno productions to make a Tagalog movie for international release and distribution.

The story centers on the Igorots, the ethnic group responsible for the construction of the 2000 year old Banaue rice terraces.



The movie tells the tale of an Igorot maiden who falls in love with a man from the city. They insist on being married, despite the protests of the families. The Igorot maiden suffers years of constant humiliation from her Manila in-laws, who ridicule her provincial lifestyle and dress. Finally, the couple moves to her family's territory where the groom is felled by the axe of a clan member.



  • Directed by: Luis Nepomuceno
  • Written by: Luis Nepomuceno
  • Original Music by: Tito Arevalo
  • Cinematography by: Loreto Isleta
  • Film Editing by: Elsa Abutal
  • Sound by: Juanito Clemente




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