BANGUED, Abra, May 23 (PIA) – – “Nothing is more important than seeing your own language, your own color, your own people, your own dramas on screen. If you don’t tell your stories, no one else will.”
Film Ambassador Dexter G. Macaraeg of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, a home-grown film director from Bangued, emphasized during his lecture on film documentary to the more than 65 public school teachers and supervisors of the Abra Schools Division.
The film lecture aimed to orient the DepEd personnel on the relevance of film documentary in preserving culture and history by documenting realities, events and people.
Macaraeg started his film lecture-workshop for his fellow Abraeñeans at the Cariño Museum in Tayum in February of this year, and has since been going to various schools here in this capital town and in the municipalities of Lagangilang, Pidigan and Manabo.
As film ambassador, Macaraeg is taking this project as his advocacy to promote film documentary to popularize the distinct accomplishments of Abraeñeans who are the pride of the province in various fields including arts and crafts.
Among his acclaimed documentary films are “Am-Amma”(Heirloom) that documented the process of producing native loomwoven and natural-dyed cloth used to produce the original Tingguian attire “piningitan,” and “Tata Pilo” featuring Teofilo Garcia of Sabulod, Pantoc, San Quintin, 2012 Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan awardee for his ‘Tabungaw Kattukong’(hat made out of dried round-shaped white squash or upo).
Macaraeg’s film lecture-workshop is also in line with the celebration of the 100 years of Philippine cinema. (JDP/MTBB – PIA CAR, Abra)
Source: PIA Feed