“Tambay (Stand-By)” is a day in the life of Ecka and Gelo, two 7-year-old kids that are out of school and mostly spend their days playing in the streets or staying at home with their emotionally absent mothers, watching TV. Ecka’s mother, Jovi is an unemployed single mom who resorted to re-selling drugs to make some profit. Gelo’s Mom, Angel, owns a small convenience store. She’s has a bad temper and is known to have a blatant opinion towards being gay and their so-called “lifestyle”. Despite her attitude she still lets everyone in the neighborhood get an open credit.
Directed by Zyril Nica Bundoc (Philippines)