The Importance of Christmas

Topics: Prayer, Faith healing, Kim Chiu Pages: 2 (604 words) Published: January 8, 2013
The Healing
I. Summary:
Vilma plays Seth, a woman who runs a boarding house in a middle-class community in the city. Her father, Odong (Robert Arevalo), is successfully treated for his post-stroke condition by a faith healer named Elsa (Daria Ramirez). Because of this, 5 of Seth's friends (and neighbors) convince her to bring them to Elsa so that they may also get their various illnesses treated. Seth's son, Jed (Martin del Rosario), also brings along his half-sister Cookie (Kim Chiu) so her kidney condition could be cured. After the day of the healing, each person treated by Elisa dies of strange and violent circumstances. Before each death, Seth would be visited by a crow and a puzzling vision of her friend's doppelganger. II. Identify and explain the basic Filipino Values

The film showed about the belief of most Filipinos about “faith Healing.” Most Filipinos believe in this because there are times it was proven effective. But also, there are some who believe they are healed because of their faith that they would be healed and not because of the healer.

III. Analyze/ asses the values portrayed by the characters * Vilma Santos (Seth) – who first believe that faith healing is effective and brought her comrades to the faith healer. * Daria Ramirez (Manang Elsa) – the faith healer who performs the healing and prescribes herbal medicine. * Martin del Rosario ( Jed) – Seth’s perturbed son who asks Seth to bring Cookie, his half sister to be brought to the healer. * Kim Chui ( Cookie) – suffered from renal disease called G Glomerulonephritis and would like to be brought to Manang Elsa. * Pokwang ( Alma ) – one of Seth’s neighbour who went to the faith healer because of a growth on her foot that prevents her to migrate in Dubai. * Cris Villanueva ( Ding) – one of Seth’s neighbour who went to the faith healer because of suffering from a skin disease called psoriasis * Ynez Veneracion ( Greta) – one of Seth’s neighbour who...
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