More than 1000 attended the 2012 I-Witness Docufest in SM City Cebu last July 8 to watch some of the program's most awarded documentaries and interact with hosts Howie Severino, Kara David, Jay Taruc, and Sandra Aguinaldo.
The free screening of some of the finest episodes of "I-Witness" was the first of a series of documentary festivals that will be held in the Visayas and Mindanao to celebrate the program’s 13th anniversary on the air.
Among the documentaries shown were “Lapnos” by Jay Taruc (Silver Medalist, 2012 New York Festivals for TV and Film), “Ambulansya de Paa” by Kara David (Winner, 2009 George Peabody Award), “Huling Hala Bira” by Howie Severino (Silver Medalist, 2008 New York Festivals for TV and Film), and “Iskul Ko No. 1” by Sandra Aguinaldo (Silver Medalist, 2008 New York Festivals for TV and Film).
The documentaries “Batang Kalabaw,” “Batch 2012,” “Gintong Putik,” and “Saplot” were also screened. After every four documentaries, the hosts answered questions from the crowd about their the stories, journalism, and documentary-filmmaking in general.
During and after the event, Twitter was abuzz with reactions and comments from "I-Witness" fans who were able to attend:
More "I-Witness" Docufest screenings will be held in Iloilo (July 14), Davao (August 11), Bicol (September 15), Iligan (September 27), Pangasinan (October 6), and Bacolod (October 12).—Alyx Arumpac/PF, GMA News