PH docu wins in New York

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Will Fredo’s “Traslacion: Ang Paglalakad sa Altar ng Alanganin (The March to the Altar of Uncertainty)” won best documentary at the Soho International Film Festival last Thursday, June 23. The director, who attended the fest in New York, told the Inquirer that he’s overjoyed to receive an award for his first docu.

“I didn’t know how people would accept it,” he admitted. “I made the docu for my own enlightenment, to understand my own prejudices.”

The docu follows different LGBTQ couples - their lives and loves, and their struggles for equality.

“The past week has been quite a journey for me,” the director pointed out. “When we arrived in the United States, the first news we heard was the mass murder in Orlando, Florida. It gave me goosebumps… our film is quite timely. I have learned so much from it.”

Audience feedback is “endearing,” he recalled. “People cried during the screenings. Love is truly universal.” Bayani San Diego Jr.