Posts Tagged ‘docu on autism’


ALYANA in Dasma_Feb 17: Day Care Workers in the Morning; Students in the Afternoon

February 14, 2015

ALYANA – A Study of Autism in the Philippines, my documentary which has been showing for nine years since 2006 in different cities and provinces all over the Philippines will revisit DasmariƱas City, Cavite on Tuesday, February 17. The film aims to help raise awareness on autism and break attitudinal barriers towards persons with autism by providing the right information and truth about it through testimonials by persons directly involved in looking after their welfare.

It is slated to have two free screenings in the city. In the morning, it is scheduled to be shown as part of the Seminar on Early Detection of Children with Autism to be conducted by the City Social Welfare Department led by Ms. Rosalita Abuan. For details of their activity, please see their program below:


At 1 p.m., it will be screened to education students of DLSU -Dasmarinas and parents at the Neurodevelopmental Center of De La Salle University Medical Center. Venue is Felipe Calderon Hall Rooms 106-107. The showing hopes to enlighten and inspire the students to accept and help empower individuals with special needs especially persons with autism, and to encourage them to become advocates for the protection and recognition of their rights. Ms. Elena Mercado has initiated the activity at DLSU.

Both screenings will have officers of Autism Society Philippines as resource persons.




ALYANA Goes to Taguig City in Celebration of Philippine National Autism Week

January 27, 2015

Got the confirmation today!

ALYANA, my first feature-length documentary focusing on children with autism will be shown this Saturday, January 31, 2015 as part of Philippine National Autism Week Celebrations. The showing will be held at Senator “CompaƱero” Renato Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School located at 31st corner 51st St., Pamayanang Diego Silang, Ususan in Taguig City.

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm; 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

The screening is being initiated by Taguig PDAO.

ALYANA continues to screen and hop around towns and cities to help raise autism awareness. The original version was first shown in 2006 at the UP Film Center. It was last shown in Naga City, Bicol Province last December 2014 under the auspices of Autism Society of the Philippines Naga Chapter. Alyana, my grandniece with autism sparked me to make the documentary.