ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, launches “Kinse,” a powerful collection of four to six-minute short films on human rights directed by some of the Philippines’ finest filmmakers.
A follow-up project to last year’s controversial “amBisyon2010,” “Kinse” features 15 stories that will hopefully pave the way to putting a stop to different kinds of abuses being experienced in the country.
Joining ANC’s crusade for human rights are directors Erik Matti, Carlos Siguion Reyna, Mark Meily, Auraeus Solito, Raymond Red, Jim Libiran, Jon Red, Richard Somes, Ato Bautista, Kiri Dalena, Ray Gibraltar, Raymund Amonoy, Kidlat de Guia, Nico Puertollano, and Paolo Villaluna, who all offered their time and talents pro bono for this project.
“Kinse” is also not bereft of star power with mainstream performers such as Gina Alajar and Anne Curtis acting in some of the films.
Executive producer Patricia Evangelista, who was at the helm of “amBisyon2010,” said that the films in “Kinse” will tackle a wide array of issues that include domestic violence, media harassment, extrajudicial killings, children and women’s rights, indigenous rights, and justice.
She added each filmmaker was given creative freedom and funding by ANC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the support of the Commission on Human Rights, so that they could pursue and fulfill their visions for “Kinse.”
In his film “Batch 2011,” Palanca-awardee Libiran will let us into the story of young men entering a “brotherhood” as a way to tell the graduates of this generation to protect democracy.
Matti, meanwhile, aims to defend the right to live freely in his opus featuring award-winning actresses Anne Curtis and Gina Alajar.
Villaluna, who co-created “amBisyon2010” with Evangelista last year, will show the story of a little boy whose life was cut short because society didn’t approve of his sexual preference.
“Kinse” is part of ANC’s year-long celebration of its 15 years of telling the nation’s stories. Evangelista said they hope that for every film in “Kinse,” “there will be one less victim whose story ANC will tell.”
ANC has also partnered with the Springfilm Foundation and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, for a full length film on human rights being directed by Dutch filmmaker, Jacco Groen. The film will be released later this year.
“Kinse” will have a by-invitation theatrical premier at the Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on Thursday, May 19. To win invitations, join the “Kinse” contest on Twitter (@kinseanc) by sending your answers to 15 questions about film and human rights. The posters with the best answers will win two (2) tickets each. ANC will accept answers until tonight (May 16).
ANC will also air a six-part TV special on “Kinse” hosted by actress and women’s rights advocate Angel Aquino beginning Monday (May 23), 9:30pm on SkyCable ch. 27. Get to know more about the films and the directors of “Kinse” at www.kinse.tv.
Take a sneak peek of “Hubad na Katotohanan” starring Anne Curtis and Gina Alajar here: