Sagwan is story of an 18-year-old rural boy named Alfred, whose routinary life as a boatman complicates as he discovers how much more life around him has to offer. His haunting family’s dark past inhibits him from living his young life freely.
Set in a charming provincial town in the Philippines, where the river and the hanging bridge are equally popular to tourists as the young boatmen, Alfred reluctantly gives in to experience what his peers seem to be enjoying much.
His romantic relationship with his mute girlfriend, Cecilia (daughter of his landlord), and the self discovery of his family’s dark secret increasingly complicates his journey. Until one unexpected chance awakens his innocence, conquers his haunting dark past and makes him realize that life’s pleasure lies beyond who you are and who you’re with.