FRANCO TITODiwalwal, l’Or Maudit des Philippines (“Diwalwal, The Cursed Gold of the Philippines”) featuring Comval’s Diwalwal ex-barangay captain Franco Tito is one of the 37 documentaries and short films being screened in Malaysia’s Freedom Film Festival.

The 58-minute film on Diwalwal was produced last year and directed by a Frenchman, Philippe Couture.

The human rights-oriented film festival kicked off today, and will run until September 14, 2014, as Malaysian NGOs’ own way of celebrating Malaysia Day on 16th September.

Festival organizers said that they have “carefully selected this year’s programme to showcase a range of unique works, putting equal focus on artistic value and human rights content.”

The festival will present films that are cinematically engaging and culturally relevant from new and international filmmakers, as well as filmmaker discussions and workshops. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)


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