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Championing Filipina cinema in FDCP’s CineMarya

Manila Times — 15.11.2020

“Philippine Cinema is dominated by women.” I will never forget hearing this when we hosted a Panel Discussion in Osaka, Japan which featured women filmmakers in Philippine Cinema. Sari Dalena, filmmaker and then head of UP Film Institute, went on to present how in the past 100 years of Philippine Cinema, women have been among the trailblazers and leaders of the Filipino film industry.

From National Artist for Theater and Music Atang de la Rama, the actress of the first locally produced Filipino film “Dalagang Bukid,” to generations of producers led by Doña Sisang de Leon of LVN Pictures, Inc. and Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films, and box-office directors like Olivia Lamasan, Cathy Garcia-Molina, and Antoinette Jadaone, Philippine cinema is never short of amazing women.

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