Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In Society's Canvass

I tried uploading this but it must have been too big. A powerful 20 minute film that depicts poverty that largely remains hidden to those of us who do not seek to know what is truly going on around us. To those who don't speak Tagalog, a pity because the script is poetic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzYgSJCPEtY#

7 comments:

Chinachix said...

thanks for uploading. it is a very moving video...and the commentary is beautiful and thought-provoking, if very sad. im thinking of posting the link as well to my blog...

Anonymous said...

Heart-rending. I know the Philippines is a Catholic country, but I find it hypocritical for the Church to intervene in birth control programs to slow down the population. Poverty can never be eliminated while the population keeps soaring, with no economic infrastructure to sustain the numbers.

Can you imagine where the Philippines will be without those 12 million OFWs without their remittances?

We need leaders with vision who can look for long-term solutions, not the expedient ones that have never worked.

Anonymous said...

.....just wondering about the statement.." where will the Philippines be with out the 12 M OFWs ? " and the position of the hypocritical Church, which I understand is : control birth / overpopulation but not thru " immoral " abortion...
.....but what if those 12 M OFWs were aborted at that point in time ?
.....xb

Anonymous said...

If those 12 million OFW's were not born, (not necessarily aborted), then there will likely 12 million others who would have replaced them, with 12 million less people left in the Philippines to share the economy.

Ma. Gracia de V. Rinoza-Plazo said...

I had seen it earlier on canvass and I have been seeing it all around my country... in flesh and blood -- in glaringly tragic reality.

It is impossible not to be touched by "In Society's Canvass". It is impossible not to be moved into action by it. I forwarded it to friends and a few have responded very possitively. One of them is a Queson City RTC Judge who is now supporting the orphanage where the children of hapag were brought through the help of Caritas of Manila.

The orphanage which houses these abandoned angels is now called Bukid Kabataan located in Cavite & is under the auspices of the Good Shepherd sisters.

I personally am planning to celebrate my incoming wedding anniversary in Bukid Kabataan to generate awareness & support for its cause.

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