Knowledge Channel’s Class Project: Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition has served as a haven for aspiring documentarists in highlighting Filipino values and culture and telling inspiring stories.
On its third year, Class Project, in partnership with ABS-CBN, DocuCentral and Philippine Association of Communication Educators, again delivered 10 remarkable student documentaries that viewers can now watch on iWant for free!
Here are the 10 mustwatch Class Project winning mini-documentaries:
1. The dedication of ‘Titser Gennie ’ It revolves around the story of Gennie, an Aeta teacher whose dedication to her profession traverses heights, as she treks the trails of Sitio Tarukan daily to teach Aeta children. “Titser Gennie,” produced by students from the University of Makati (UMak), won first prize in Class Project 2019.
2. Learn more about Pampanga’s ‘Kulitan.’ Also from UMak, this documentary shows the cultural heritage of Kapampangans’ language and precolonial writing system called “Kulitan.” “Kulitan” won second prize in Class Project 2019.
3. Witness the determination of ‘Mga Batang Anipa.’ “Mga Batang Anipa” follows four children who battle the surging currents of the river on a lifesaver in order to reach their school. The documentary, also from students of UMak, won third prize in Class Project 2019.
4. Know the hardships of the Filipino farmer in ‘Binhi.’ This Class Project 2019 finalist produced by students from Palawan State University narrates the struggles of Mang Ariel, a farmer from Taytay, Palawan, in providing for his family.
5. The cultural significance of the betel nut in ‘City Painted in Red.’ “City Painted in Red” highlights the cultural significance of chewing betel nuts or the traditional practice of northern tribes called moma.
6. Vash’s fast-paced adventure in ‘Ang Munting Karera ni Vash.’ Follow the story of Vash, 8, in his adrenaline-packed journey to becoming a pocket motorbike racing champion.
7. The dreams of three scholars in ‘Iskolar ng Merkado.’ “Iskolar ng Merkado” tells the stories of Mike, Irish and Kyrell who work in the wet market to meet their needs and help their families.
8. The stories of grandmothers in ‘Hiling sa Dapithapon.’ ’ The documentary from students of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Laguna shares the stories of grandmothers who spend their days in a home for the aged.
9. Feel the affection of a foster parent in ‘Aruga.’ A parent’s love is immeasurable and unconditional, even if one is not blood-related to the child. “Aruga” proves this as it shows the affection of Nanay Nida, a licensed foster parent, for her temporarily adopted children.
10. The loyalty of ‘Hachiko ng Lapu-Lapu.’ In “Hachiko ng Lapu-Lapu,” watch the true story of a street dog named Kit and how he waits daily for the return of his best friend.
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