Filmmaker Kip Oebanda shares insights on the making of Liway, the runaway hit at the Cinemalaya film festival, in the October 21 episode of Art 2 Art.
Now enjoying a theatrical run, Liway is based on Oebanda’s personal story being born to rebel detainees and spending his early childhood in prison in the tail-end of the Martial Law years.
As co-writer and director of the film, Oebanda says Liway was something he felt compelled to do not as a political pitch but to share a human story. “The power of storytelling is in getting people to empathize even if their beliefs are different from yours,” he notes.
Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by “Ballerina ng Bayan” Lisa Macuja, Art 2 Art airs every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on radio via DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Ch. 129 on Skycable in Metro Manila, Ch. 18 on Cignal TV and Ch. 3 on Cablelink) and livestreaming at http://dzrhnews television.tv. The show may also be viewed via the Facebook account DZRH News Television.
On October 14, Ballet Manila guest principal Katherine Barkman and soloist Nicole Barroso talk about participating in the USA International Ballet Competition where the former won silver medal in the senior division and the latter received a Jury Encouragement Award. They also discuss Ballet Manila’s upcoming full-length pirate adventure Le Corsaire where they make their respective debuts as Medora and Gulnara.
On October 28, arts educator, cultural programmer and visual artist Jill Soberano-Samodio discusses the challenges of engaging young people to become life-long art patrons. The director of De La Salle University’s Culture and Arts Office also shares the findings of her recent research on the creative workforce in the Philippines and the continuing efforts to address common concerns among artists.
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