THE FILMMAKERS ‘Easiest way to share an advocacy’ ADJANI ARUMPAC, ‘War Is a Tender Thing’
HE RECOGNITION CAME “Founded in 1989, Yamagata is one of the “Quantity doesn’t always mean quality, aloldest docu fests in the world,” she says. “It though diversity of perspectives is always like a bolt of lightning.
“I was honestly surprised,” says Adjani Arumpac of winning special mention in the New Currents section of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in Japan last year for “War Is a Tender Thing.”
was my first time to compete [anywhere]. To be awarded for a low-budget, very personal film was humbling and encouraging.” She sees that the local filmmaking scene is flourishing. “These current awards inspire us to keep creating.” But she is quick to caution:
good.” Telling stories through moving images is the easiest way to share an advocacy, she says. She is heartened that filmmaking activities include the regions and docus. “They are no longer metro- or genre-centric.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
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