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‘Kuya Noy,’ film on Mike Pillora of Asin, to premiere in 16th Israeli Film Festival

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‘Kuya Noy,’ film on Mike Pillora of Asin, to premiere in 16th Israeli Film Festival

'Kuya Noy' teaser trailer screenshot

The film shows Pillora's journey from Pinoy rock icon to overseas Filipino in the slums of Tel Aviv

Kuya Noy, a documentary on Filipino rock icon Mike Pillora Jr., will premiere online at the 16th Israeli Film Festival on Thursday, November 4.

Pillora was the founder of legendary ’70s folk rock band Asin, which had a string of hits that included “Himig ng Pag-Ibig,” “Balita,” and “Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran.” Other members of the group included Lolita Carbon, Cesar Bañares Jr., and Fred Aban Jr.

The film, directed by Daniel Binstead, covers Pillora’s journey from Pinoy rock icon and then overseas Filipino in the slums of Tel Aviv, Israel, to the father of an Israeli daughter bound for military service.

Kuya Noy will be available for 72 hours starting Thursday at 8 pm. Interested viewers may sign up for a slot to access the film here. – Rappler.com