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Documentary-making workshop held in Davao Region

Philippine Information Agency
25 Sep 2020, 18:38 GMT+10

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA)- Around 40 participants coming from the various information offices/units comprising the Regional Task Force Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) took part in the three day video documentary workshop held in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro on Sept, 16-18.

The participants learned story development, treatment writing, cinematography and editing. The workshop aims to capacitate the participants with skills on producing documentaries which will help them in making documentaries focusing on reintegration.

Regional filmmakers Jarell Serencio and Brian Jimenez were the resource persons of the workshop.

Among the subjects of the planned documentaries are the lives of former rebels who have surrendered and are living peacefully in the mainstream society. The documentaries will be shown on Peoples Television Network (PTV4).

The documentary workshop is organized by the RTF-ELCAC, Philippine Information Agency-XI and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) with the support of the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro which hosted the second and third day of the workshop.

"Our information officers are the country's storytellers. In keeping up with the demands of our audience, we also make sure that we have clear messages and stories and that these are packaged in the most effective platform. The PIA has partnered with government offices such as the FDCP to provide us with technical skills that will enable our participants to produce quality and world class documentaries," said Frances Mae Macapagat, Regional Director of PIA-XI during her message at the workshop opening which was held online.

"The FDCP is proud to be a partner of the documentary production workshop of RTF-ELCAC...the best means for us tell these stories with more impact, with more heart is through documentaries, because documentaries are stories of truth and today we are here to share the truth to the world," Liza Dino FDCP chairperson said during her opening message of the workshop.

The RTF-ELCAC documentary workshop is part of Sine Sandaan, the year-long celebration of the Centennial of Philippine Cinema that kicked off in September 2019. As the celebration nears its end this September 2020, FDCP has ramped up its programs and activities this month dubbed as SINE SANDAAN: THE NEXT 100. (PIA/RG Alama)

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