Knowledge Channel airs documentaries on history of UST flooding and an unusual family

Knowledge Channel airs documentaries on history of UST flooding and an unusual family 1

The history behind the causes of University of Santo Tomas’s perennial flooding and the story of an unsung hero with an unusual family of people in need take the spotlight in Knowledge Channel’s “Class Project: Winners’ Festival” as it airs documentaries by budding filmmakers from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Leyte Normal University (LNU) this Friday, April 20 at 7:30 PM.

 

UST students’ “Usapang Balangay” explores the floods that plague the university as a matter of course every rainy season. Audiences will get to learn the origins of country’s oldest university, which was built on a stretch of flat rice lands that lacked proper irrigation.

 

Meanwhile, LNU students’ “Kupkop” tells the story of Lola Ansing, a woman in a provincial town in Leyte who proves that family can come in many forms. Viewers will hear the story of Lola Ansing’s unusual family made up of neighbors she took under her wing—young children and elderly neighbors  whom she cares for like family.

Knowledge Channel airs documentaries on history of UST flooding and an unusual family 2The educational channel on SKY and ABS-CBN TVplus began its “Class Project Winners Festival” last April 6 at 7:30 pm, starting with grand winner De La Salle University-Dasmarinas’ “Lupang Pinangako: Mga Rizalista ng Ronggot,” a documentary on a community of devout believers of Jose Rizal as a deity; and second-placer “Basilica” from the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Laguna that focused on the controversies surrounding the national historical shrine Taal Basilica.

 

Launched last August 2017 by ABS-CBN, Knowledge Channel, and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators Foundation, Inc. (PACE), the “Class Project” documentary competition aims to give students a chance to hone their professional filmmaking skills and have their documentaries showcased to a wider audience.

 

In line with this, ABS-CBN News held documentary caravans last year at the University of Santo Tomas and the Holy Angel University in Pampanga, where acclaimed reporter Jeff Canoy was able to share with students his knowledge and experiences in making powerful documentaries such as the award-winning “Di Ka Pasisiil” on the Marawi siege.

 

Don’t miss Knowledge Channel’s “Class Project Winners Festival” featuring the ten finalists of the “Class Project Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition” this Friday at 7:30 pm on cable or ABS-CBN TVplus. For more information on Knowledge Channel, visit www.knowledgechannel.org or follow @kchonline on  Twitter and @knowledgechannel on Facebook.

 

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