Lav Diaz’ Storm Children Premieres in the Philippines in Time for Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda

World-renowned filmmaker Lav Diaz who is set to premiere his 2-hour documentary, Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) in the Philippines on November 4, 2014, Tuesday, 7pm at the Cinema 6 of Ayala Trinoma Mall. The Philippine premiere is presented by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, an artist group inspiring social consciousness formation, and in partnership with the Embassy of Canada, Voyage Studios and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Lav Diaz’ Norte, the End of History was screened in Un certain Regard of Cannes 2013 (France) and his latest film, From What is Before (Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon) won the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland). Lav Diaz’ films has also won in several other festivals including the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. His films include West Side Kid, Evolution of a Filipino Family, Heremias, Death in the Land of Encantos, Florentina Hubaldo, Century of Birthing and Melancholia. Storm Children will compete at the Copenhagen International Film Festival 2014.

Mga Anak ng Unos (Storm Children) tackles how children deal with devastations after the storm. The compelling photography of Lav Diaz beautifully weaves the story of three children and how they cope with disasters. As changing weather patterns bring about strong typhoons like Yolanda, climate change has become an issue of human survival. With the worsening impacts of climate change being most felt in developing countries like the Philippines, the issue of climate change is now more real than ever.

The Philippine premiere of “Mga Anak ng Unos (Storm Children)” coincides with the anniversary week of the landfall of Typhon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban and the culmination of the Climate Walk for Climate Justice, a 1,000 kilometer and 40-day journey from Kilometer 0 Luneta to Ground Zero Tacloban, participated by DAKILA’s core members musician Nityalila Saulo, visual artist AG Sano, filmmaker Charley Sta. Maria, advertising executive Christine Orias and development activist Steph Tan and led by Philippine Chief Negotiator and representative to the UN Climate negotiations, Commissioner Yeb Sano of the Climate Change Commission.

An exhibit of the Climate Walk will be featured during the cocktails of the premiere at 6:00 pm. The donation of PhP 250 each (PhP 100 ticket + PhP 150 campaign) will be for the benefit of the climate revolution campaign and the trust fund of the children featured in the film. Limited seats are available and reservation is required. For ticket reservations, contact DAKILA at(+632) 4354309(+63915) 1780240, email

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