Two film documentaries on World War II involving stories of Filipinos and Japanese during the war will be featured among other activities in the 7th Asia Pacific International Peace Memorial to be held in Lomon, Kapangan, Benguet on Dec. 4.
The memorial is spearheaded by Iyaman, a non-government organization in Benguet, and Salubong, a non-profit organization registered by the Tokyo, Japan government, alongside the Peace Film Festival that is ongoing in some schools in Kapangan.
Documentaries “Bridge for Peace” and “White Light, Black Rain” will be shown in scheduled dates. Both are interviews of Filipino victims of the war and Japanese Imperial soldiers dispatched to the Philippines. In “Bridge for Peace”, Japanese WWII veterans confessed and reflected on what they had done during the war. “White Light, Black Rain” is about the victims of atomic bombs dropped to Hiroshima City and Nagasaki City before the war ended.
These are shown in GBDAIS-extension in Taba-ao (Nov. 17), GBDAIS-Main Balakbak (Nov. 18), Kapangan National High School in Sugubo (Nov. 21), Kapangan Central NHS (Nov. 22), and St. Theresita High School in Labueg on Nov. 24.
The 7th APIPM will be held aired through a special program in DZWT on Dec. 4 form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Mayor Manny Fermin, Cristy Aban of Iyaman, Jimmy Fong, Koji Imaizumi of Salubong-Tokyo, and local singer Sendong. After an offering of prayers, war stories of elders and reactions from the youth will be told.
Meanwhile, documentations of the 6th APIPM last year is now available through Iyaman. It covers all the war in the Philippines from 1941 until 1945. The main speaker/commentator was Dr. Ricardo Jose and also F. Sionil Jose.
For details, contact Iyaman at (074) 309-3766 and email@example.com.