Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Canadian filmmaker Dominic Morrissette will be the guest speaker of the Film Documentary Workshop starting April 12, 2008 at IIPE Center, DCNHS Compd., Mabini St., (fronting Nanay Bebengs Restaurant) Davao City.

Morrissette is the director of Afghan Chronicles .

After the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, Afghanistan underwent a period of profound disruption. The presidential elections of 2004 followed by the election of a legislature in 2005 are evidence that the country is committed to the democratic process. After twenty-five years of war and privation, Kabul, the capital, is coming back to life and its citizens can dare to hope. Girls are back in school and there is some press freedom. But at street level, progress is still uncertain and reconstruction is a slow process. At a time when the television news is often limited to the latest sensational events, Dominic Morissette ’s Afghan Chronicles portrays the rebuilding of a country that dreams of a better future, and presents the vital issues with which this reborn society must contend. The Workshop will hold classes and lectures during the weekend of April (April 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27). Documentary projects will be produced in May. These documentaries will be screened during the 1st Salam Mindanao International Film Festival later this year.

Regular registration is PhP1,800 but early birds will have a discounted registration of PhP1,500. Students will enjoy a further reduced PhP1,200 registration.

For more information, please email the Workshop Facilitator at morofilm@yahoo.com.

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