CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo in partnership with Ayala Foundation and Film Development Council of the Philippines concluded its 2nd year of Istorya ng Pag-asa Gala and Awarding Night, a documentary film festival about stories of hope all over the Philippines last June 8 held at Trinoma Cinema 7.
A pride of Bataan made it to the Top 10 Finalists out of the 98 film makers who submitted their work. Alexander Lacson Quizon, full-time visual artist in Bataan is the film subject of the film “Obra” directed by Geneva Malit. The film focuses on how Mr. Quizon fought and won his personal battle against illegal drugs and in the process, pursued his passion for art and everything now is history.
Istorya ng Paga-Asa is born out of the need to change the national conversations. Its aim is to bring extraordinary stories of ordinary people to every nook and cranny of the country, to every school and city hall, to every mall, airport, and bus station. “We want our people to know that they, too, can be a source of hope,” Vice President Leni Robredo underscored in her speech. To date, Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo announced that Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival will now be an annual celebration and recognition of extraordinary stories of hope in the Philippines.
Photo Credits: Film Development Council of the Philippines