ASP Report on ALYANA Goes to LagunaOctober 23, 2011
In part, it says: “Ms. Rizalinda Cansanay, in cooperation with UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, organized the screening of Mirana Medina’s ALYANA, the first digital Filipino documentary on autism, last Friday October 7, 2011 in Laguna…..Ms. Medina, Alyana filmmaker, came to the screening and personally introduced the film to all the viewers. Medina is also the grandaunt of Alyana, teen with autism. She also taught the participants how to sign the word autism.
Many participants congratulated Ms. Medina for a job well done in making a film about autism. Some shared that they wiped their tears many times while watching ALYANA. Some said that the story of ALYANA inspired them in so many ways. After focusing her first documentary film on autism, Medina was inspired to make films featuring different disabilities; she believes that film is a very potent and effective medium that can help change some of the society’s misconceptions on these disabilities.”
I want to thank Riza, the members of ASP Laguna chapter, and all those people who supported our screening. It was a success! An affair to remember!