Posts Tagged ‘2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress’


To the Flowers of Heidelberg_English-Filipino Sign Language Version Edited

November 27, 2011

A las Flores de Heidelberg, a poem written by our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and translated from Spanish into English by National Artist in Literature Nick Joaquin was read for A mi Patria [omnibus film on Rizal’s poems] by my good friend, Belen Calingacion. I started editing it with the Filipino Sign Language version interpreted by Romalito Mallari last night. This morning before 7 a.m., I have finally finished the edit.

Today, I need to focus on the materials that I’ll use for the powerpoint presentation that I’ll do on November 30 during the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress. I’ll be speaking about “Documentary Films as Effective Tools in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” It will be a gathering of many different agencies in the region. It will be my first time to present using powerpoint so I need to familiarize myself with it. It is suppose to be easier than filmmaking but I got so used to making films and avp’s that I find it rather uncomfortable to adjust to something simpler…which is bad of course! I’ll probably be adopting filmmaking techniques to it so I won’t feel much the change. Well! Let’s see what I’ll come up with. I have yet to look for some images for the 15-minute presentation.


December 2011 Showing of A MI PATRIA Moved to 2012 / CBR Congress Program

November 23, 2011

I am working to finish A mi Patria_FSL version [the film omnibus on Dr. Jose Rizal’s poems] for showing supposedly in mid of December. However, due to the activity ban to be enforced at DLS-CSB during the period that we wanted it shown, screening will move to 2012 — when would that be is the question. For sure, it will have to be shown before the sesquicentennial celebrations of Rizal’s birthday, or the Centennial of La Salle U ends.

Anyway, good enough for the project’s music scorers because they will have more time to work on it. Both are quite busy with their own stuff. I, too will have time to work on the other versions while waiting for them. Sound effects layin will be done this week. And above everything, I’ll have time enough to complete my power point presentation for the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress with the theme: CBR: Building Communities for Everyone; sub theme: Mainstreaming Disability in the Development Agenda.

For the complete program, please click 2nd_CBR_AP_Congress_PROGRAMME