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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dialogue in New York City with Congresswoman Aliah Dimaporo


Join Congresswoman Aliah Dimaporo in a discussion on the Arts as a tool for development in the Philippines.

FEATURING Angan Angan by Sheron Dayoc.

Angan-Angan (Dreams) centers on a nine-year-old girl named Satra who has been mute for as long as she could remember. Her determination to secure a good education reverberates clearly amid the strictness of her Yakan culture. The Yakan are one of the 13 Moro groups in the Philippines. They mainly reside in Basilan, Mindanao.

Director Sheron R. Dayoc is a Mindanaon Independent Filmmaker, editor, videographer and writer. The focus of Sheron's documentaries is on the untold stories of people from grassroots level. Experiencing the lives of marginal people, former MNLFs, and different tribes in Mindanao from depressed areas gave him a much wider perspective in life and in the creative process. Thus, allowing a culturally sensitive treatment of their stories.

SIDE EVENT: Art Exhibition by first-time exhibitors Michael Abad and Aziza Amira.

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