Movies like Heneral Luna changed the way how audiences think and how our local movie industry produces movies. It trended and made an impact both positively and negatively in a constructive manner.
The Film Development Council of the Philippines partnered with the National Historical Commission to launch Sinesaysay, a movie contest that focuses on our history. The contest will be open for submission from December 2017 to February 2018.
What’s good about this contest is the winning entry will be given grant to create a full length movie and it will be shown in schools and general audiences for educational as well as entertainment purposes.
I met Mr. Alvin Alcid, Chief Historical Researcher of NHCP when Ballet Philippines produced Ibarra at Simoun. We need more movies like these to make us all more interested in history so our students won’t be as clueless about our local history like why Apolinario Mabini was seated all the time. More details on Manual To Lyf blog. For more updates, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.