MOTHER IGNACIA (ANG ULIRAN)
A community of native women in the 17th century colonial Philippines struggles to attain religious freedom during the past three hundred years. The founder of this community is Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, a Chinese mestiza from Binondo. Against the will of the King of Spain and with little support from church authorities, these women stand for what they believe in and defy any attempt to stifle their desire to serve God.
Best Screenplay: Nick Deocampo & Chuck Escasa, Young Critics Circle, 2000 Best Performers: Monalisa, Sandy Andolong, Gina Alajar Best Actress Nominee (Monalisa), URIAN