Heard of New Generation Heroes? It is a film, a local one, that tackles values formation, rights to proper education, giving importance to teachers and people who dedicate themselves in teaching.
According to the film’s director, Anthony Hernandez, the story is based on true events. The film stars Aiko Melendez and Anita Linda. Also in the cast are Jao Mapa, Joyce Peñas, Dexter Doria, Debraliz Valasote, Alvin Nakasi, Gloria Sevilla, Rob Sy, Aleera Montalia, Jm Del Rosario and Andrea Kate Abellar.
Hernandez says that we don’t get education only in the confines of the four walls we call school. He said that we learn a lot of things outside the classroom.
The film tells the story of Salvacion Fajardo, a retired teacher, whose dedication as an educator didn’t give her enough time to build her own family.
Apart from her, the film focuses as well on Gener, a street smart who only finished Grade 5. Gener and her sister Ana were orphaned early in life so they fended for each other’s needs. Gener, as a street child, was educated by his environment and decided to act on an advocacy he though might help others like him. He is asking for book donations that he will use to help fellow street children learn how to read and write.
Gener will meet Salvacion and together will pursue his dream to help others.
Meanwhile, Lolita, an efficient teacher, tries to do everything to make both ends meet to support her children one of whom has cerebral palsy.
This is the portrait of Hernandez’s New Generation of Heroes.
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