Solito’s ‘Busong’ tops Nat Geo film fest
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Filipino filmmaker Auraeus Solito’s “Busong” won the grand prize at the 8th All Roads Film Festival in Washington DC this week.
The prize, called Merata Mita Award, serves to “honor a legacy of outstanding storytelling,” according to Solito.
He wrote in his Facebook page: “Success is good when you don’t expect it at all… I’m proud to be [from] Palawan.”
According to its site, the fest “features stories and talents from vibrant and diverse cultures.” With this fest, National Geographic aims to “provide a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers… to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue and understanding with a broader, global audience.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
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