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The Philippines in the eyes of its documentaries

AS the country continues to celebrate the 100 years of Philippine cinema, many might have forgotten that along with the country’s rich feature film history, the country has an equally rich history of producing documentaries. So for six days, from March 16 to 21, at the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s (UPFI) Cine Adarna, Filipino documentarists are paying homage to the art form that “continues to capture what is happening and document more than what news has the airtime for,” according to a festival organizer.

Bringing documentaries home

A DOCUMENTARY film festival has successfully reached its fundraising goal to bring home some of the oldest existing documentaries on the Philippines which are stored in the British Film Institute.

The courage needed for Pride

FRANKLIN Delano Roosevelt is believed to have said: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”