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‘Daang Dokyu’ online fest finds new ally

Home to the country’s award-winning and highly acclaimed documentaries, GMA Network takes part in “Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries,” which is streaming online for free until Nov. 5.

Atom Araullo joins other GMA journalists to share their insights via “GMA Network Masterclass”.
Organized by FilDocs, Inc., “Daang Dokyu” celebrates the 100 years of documentary filmmaking in the Philippines. It features classic and contemporary works and gathers the country’s community of documentarists for film and television, as well as some of today’s changemakers in the arts, culture, and education.

Some of the highly acclaimed documentaries produced by GMA Network’s Public Affairs group are part of this year’s line-up: Reel Time’s “Isinulat sa Tubig”, I-Witness’ “Alkansya”, and The Atom Araullo Specials’ “Babies4Sale.PH” and “Bird Hunt”. These documentaries will be streamed online until Oct. 8.

There is also a series of roundtable discussions and masterclass sessions on the most relevant and pressing concerns of the documentary community and industry open to the public. On Oct. 30, award-winning documentarists and broadcast journalists Kara David, Raffy Tima, and Atom Araullo are set to share their insights via “GMA Network Masterclass”.

Daang Dokyu opened this year’s series of activities with “Martial Law, Never Again” that featured films about Martial Law and were streamed from Sept. 19 to 21.

This October, a week-long online screening on ecology, “Ang Lahat ng Bagay ay Magkaugnay”, puts together various documentaries on individuals and communities in the face of tragedies and calamities. It will run until Oct. 8 with a talkback session live on Daang Dokyu channels. GMA News pillar and I-Witness host Howie Severino moderates the discussion.

Meanwhile, from Oct. 9 to 15, Daang Dokyu streams the “Perception is Real, Truth Not” line-up featuring films that defined and shaped the nation’s imagination. Focusing on what are considered by many as taboo topics are the “Off the Record: Health and Identity” documentaries streaming from Oct.16 to 22.

Shedding light on the concept of Filipino identity is “Dagat ang Pagitan” streaming from Oct. 23 to 29. Wrapping up the celebration of 100 years of documentary film making is the future-themed line-up “Ganito Tayo Ngayon, Paano Sila Bukas?” which offers a glimpse of exciting possibilities, challenges, and explorations of new and unseen territories in docu-making.

“Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries” is streaming online until Nov. 5 via daangdokyu.com/watchnow/.

Topics: GMA Network Masterclass , Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries , Kara David , Raffy Tima , Atom Araullo
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