July 14, 2009

Next week on July 21, the latest docu that I have just finished, “A BLIND ARCHITECT: The Vision of a Non-Handicapping Environment” [14 min] doubles with the scheduled showing of my film on autism “ALYANA.” It features Architect Jaime “Jimmy” Silva and Arch. Armand Eustaquio of the United Architects of the Philippines Committee on Accessibility. Produced by APCD Foundation and JICA, it will be the first run of A Blind Archi with any of my docu-features. The free showings are scheduled from 3pm at Pasay City Sports Complex.

DVD BAKGROUND_Blind Archi+RETArch. Jaime Silva (above) in a corridor of the office building where he works as a Manager and (below) while listening to the film presentation during a special preview for him and Arch. Armand.

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Architects Jimmy Silva (left) and Armand Eustaquio (right)

Then on July 23, it will be shown with “SILENT ODYSSEY” in San Julian, Samar in the Eastern Visayas organized by the group of Ma. Gilda Quintua [Deaf Go-Negosyo Awardee] who, although featured in the film has not seen SO yet.

Both feature films are aimed at raising awareness about the PWD conditions and needs, and that ability not disability matters. A Blind Architect focuses on the introduction of Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE) in the country, the people advocating for it so that better lives for PWDs, especially the physically impaired shall be effected through implementation of BP344 or the Philippine Accessibility Law.

My thanks to Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), Japan Information and Cooperation Agency (JICA), National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and United Architects(UAP) of the Philippines Committee on Accessibility for allowing me to show A BLIND ARCHITECT with my other films.

(See Page on the right column for more on A BLIND ARCHITECT).


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