Title: Dadi

ABSTRACT Malsi, I.B. (2010) Dadi, Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, University of the Philippines

College of Mass Communication.

This undergraduate thesis explores the concepts of memory decline, aging, and loss through a short film framed by the Narrative Theory of film, Cognitive Identification and Empathy in film, Realism, and the functions of the cinematic look or gaze. The filmmaker uses the poetics of the short film in the creation of a narrative that explores the affect of film language on engaging empathy in the spectator.

Subject Index: Fatherhood, Fatherhood in motion pictures, Aging, Memory disorders, Realism

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