November 16 2017
GMA Network’s top-notch and award-winning documentary program I-Witness and local newscast One Mindanao will hold a docuforum in Davao City on November 17 at 8 a.m.
As part of I-Witness’ 18th anniversary celebration, the GMA Public Affairs program will have a special screening of two of its most moving stories this year—“Isla ng mga Pangarap” and “Sundalong Aso”. Gracing the docuforum at the Cinema 2 of Gaisano Mall Davao are I-Witness hosts Sandra Aguinaldo and Atom Araullo.
Sandra will share the story behind her documentary“Isla ng mga Pangarap” as well as discuss how she writes and produces her documentaries for I-Witness. “Isla ng mga Pangarap” tells the story of Albert and Jovanne—two teachers who cross the sea to reach their students in Halian Island.
Meanwhile, Kara David’s “Sundalong Aso” takes a look at the life of military working dogs (MWDs) of the Philippine Army K9 Battalion after they retire or are no longer capable to serve as MWDs.
Atom, who is the newest addition to the roster of I-Witness hosts, on the other hand, will show some snippets of his first-ever documentary for I-Witness. Afterwards, Atom will talk about his experience in doing this documentary and how the process differs from other forms of media work.
Prior to the I-Witness film screening, a “Best of One Mindanao segments” will be shown at 8 a.m. Last August 28, GMA Network made history when its regional arm, GMA Regional TV, launched One Mindanao. The local news program is anchored by seasoned TV journalist Tek Ocampo, reputable TV host and news presenter Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and experienced news correspondent Real Sarroche.
The “Best of One Mindanao segments” include Tek’s “Diretsahan”, Sarah’s “D Best Ka Mom”, and Real’s “Usapang Real”. The One Mindanao anchors will also have a short talk after the screening.
“We hope our Kapusong Dabawenyo, specifically the students and members of the academe, will have a meaningful time as they watch the I-Witness documentaries and One Mindanao segments,” said GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Victor Amoroso. “We are honored to be part of I-Witness’ 18th anniversary. This is an extraordinary feat for the country’s longest-running documentary program. At the same time, we are excited to share One Mindanao’s best segments. We look forward to having a fruitful discussion with the I-Witness hosts and One Mindanao anchors.” (30)
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