A BLIND ARCHITECT_The Film
I would say that it was only yesterday that A BLIND ARCHITECT, the short video docu (14 min) I was commissioned to do by APCD and JICA was truly finished. 700 copies were ordered for distribution. I was tasked to show and share 100 copies of it. My plan is to show it preceding all the future screenings of my feature-docus ALYANA and SO starting next week, July 21. Because it has options as sign language interpretations for Deaf accessibility—both in FSL (Filipino Sign Language) and ASL (American Sign Language) it would greatly help our Deaf brothers and sisters to understand faster the concept of Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE) which hopefully would ripple in our country. Two projects are now being undertaken here—in Opol, Misamis Oriental and in Lucena in Iloilo.
[For photos of Arch. Jaime Silva, the Blind Architect, see July Archives (July 14m 2009 entry) — “Alyana and SO with Blind Architect”]
The film was first shown on July 2, 2009 to APCD and JICA representatives from Thailand, SM personnel and UAP representatives and other PWD stakeholders.
[Only this week of July 2013, after more than a year had I known that APCD uploaded it]
(Last week [July 2010], Mr. Sano of APCD sent me the list of access talkshops conducted by United Architects of the Philippines where the film was presented, largely in the presence of Architect Jaime Silva. (Click to see the list below)
The sign language interpretation for the film was adeptly done by Febe Sevilla (see below) , one of the best interpreters in the country.
The PRODUCTION STAFF are as follows:
Direction / Editing: Miranamedina
Script: Mirana and Janus Victoria
Camera: Joseph Leña, Dennis Balan (Deaf)
Music: Owel Alvero
Sound Editing: Sherwin Castillo
Sign Language Interpretation: Febe Sevilla
Voice [Narrator]: Nana Caragay
Assistant Direction / Prod. Manager: Janus Victoria