In 2019 we launched our new program called “Cine Kabundukan” in Kalinga Province and we are dreaming to reach more Filipinos in the far-flung areas in the Philippines. We have observed that it is not impossible to bring socially relevant films in the mountains. We have shown Ang Guro kong di marunong magbasa and Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok in Bgy. Pasil, Magsilay and Tabuk City, Kalinga last September 29, 2019 and Oct.4, 2019. We have shown the films for free, gave school supplies, books, bags from Eton International School, beauty products from BeUtify, Greenelas slippers and bibles. The kids, teachers and the barangay officers who have watched the films had the chance to watch these types of films for the first time.
They were touched by the message of Ang Guro kong di marunong magbasa that promote the value of education, hope and peace and they are happy to see their treasure and very own Apo Whang Od in a movie. Movies have the ability to shift our gaze- our understanding and in this day and age, this is the most important Entertainment form that must be given attention to. If we want to make the younger generation reflect deeper, to have critical thinking, if we want to make the Philippines a great nation–then it means we need to support the independent films that have the power to create a better nation, to spread awareness about our rich arts and culture and to promote good Filipino values. We believe that we can reach more from the cities to the mountain villages across the country.
Cine Kabundukan at Bgy. Magsilay,Pasil, Kalinga featuring “Ang Guro kong di marunong magbasa”