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Four original short films depicting the lives of soldiers will be presented for public viewing, a move undertaken by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enhance its image.
As announced on the AFP's website, the event will offer 250 free seats for the general public on June 27, Wedenesday, at the AFP Theatre.
The short films entitled “Bagong Tsinelas”, “Drawing”, “Pangarap”, and “Kinse” were products of Basic Filmmaking Workshop Batch 9 conducted by the Filipino Pictures, Inc. in cooperation with the AFP Civil Military Operations School (CMOS) of the Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines.
To be presented at the Write, Shoot, Cut, Play Film Screening, the said films were originally created by 19 military officers who participated in the filmmaking workshop last April 23 to May 3 at the AFPCMOS in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The activity was conducted to train the AFP's CMO staffm particularly Public Affairs practitioners to enhance their multimedia capabilities, to propagate the AFP public information campaign plan, focusing on the military's Internal Peace and Security Plan Bayanihan.
The AFP has been prioritizing the improvement and enhancement of its soldiers’ capabilities, particularly in areas that will bring closer the military to the people it serve.
“The workshop is a breakthrough in our efforts to enhance our capabilities in multimedia and at the same time, in our efforts to portray the lighter side of our role as defenders of our people,” AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Jesie D. Dellosa said.
Dellosa also extended his gratitude to the organizers of the film showing.
"The AFP is thankful to Mr. Manie Magbanua Jr. and the members of the Filipino Pictures, Inc. for helping us in this endeavor. The AFP believes that this undertaking is another important vehicle to promote the positive image of the AFP. It serves as another way of bringing the military closer to the people as media plays a vital role in communicating and relating with the general public,” he said.
Trailers of the short films can be viewed on the AFP's YouTube account. InterAksyon.com