Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad: A Filmmaker's Tribute to Davao City's Resilience #MMFF2016 #ShortFilmEntry #RoxasNightMarketBombing #GawangDabawenyo
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"As a human being I feel so much pain for all the innocent victims of all the terrorist attacks around the world most especially to all children who died and suffered from trauma. Countless families lost a loved one, mother who lost a child, a child who lost a parent and brothers who lost a brother. I can empathize with their loss and suffering as I myself lost my Dad recently due to a prolonged illness.
So, when it happened here in my beloved hometown, Davao City, I could not contain the terrible emotion I felt on that day after hearing the news about the Roxas Night Market bombing. I feel that I should do something to contribute in condemning terrorism. As a filmmaker, I was inspired to tell the story of innocent victims that focuses on the lives of kids serenading the people in Roxas Night Market.
This act of terrorism in my city has never shaken the faith of Davaoenos to stand again and go on with their lives. We remain strong and optimistic amidst the continuing threat to the city. That alone is something I can be proud of as a Davaoeno.
To my fellow Davaoenos, I urge all of us to stand strong as a community, let us remain vigilant and steadfast in helping one another especially during times of tragedies. We need to move forward but we need not forget the people whose lives and life stories have been cut short prematurely."
Here is a sneak peek of the film.