MANILA – A documentary about an Aeta teacher bagged the top award in the 3rd Class Project: Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition.
The mini-documentary competition is a project of ABS-CBN, Knowledge Channel, and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).
It aims to encourage students to submit entries about the lives of Filipinos that communicate the values of social justice, passion to serve, commitment to holistic learning, integrity and nationalism.
Titled “Titser Gennie,” the winning piece follows the story of an Aeta teacher who regularly treks to her class for four to five hours in Capas, Tarlac just to teach Aeta children.
Developed by University of Makati students Eudel Ayuban, Leda Razel Miranda, Yvonne Clarisse Dalusong and Jean Pearl Silvestre, it bested 44 other entries nationwide.
In addition to the cash prize of P30,000 for its makers, the winning entry will soon air on Knowledge Channel and streamed on iWant.
Placing second is “Kulitan,” which tackled the lost art of the Kapampangan writing system, while in the third spot is “Mga Batang Anipa” which is about four children who persistently go to school every day wearing rubber slippers and using “salbabida” to cross the river.
Already on its third year, the competition aims to give students a chance to hone their professional filmmaking skills and showcase them to a wider audience.
It is also designed to provide students with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and contribute to the Filipino youth's depiction of Filipino values.