GMA’s I-Witness kicks off Docufest Regional Tour!

In celebration of its 13th year, GMA-7’s flagship documentary program I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries returns to the big screen! Catch GMA’s finest documentaries in a series of documentary festivals in key cities all around Visayas and Mindanao—a first in the regions.


From a community who risk their lives in search for gold, to the harrowing condition of burn patients in a hospital and to people who live around rail-road tracks facing an imminent demolition … these acclaimed documentaries bring to light important social issues reflecting our society.

This special event proudly kicks off in Queen City of the South—Cebu City on July 8, 2012 in SM Cinema Cebu.

Award-winning documentaries hosted by multi-awarded journalists Howie Severino, Kara David, Jay Taruc, and Sandra Aguinaldo will be screened during this one-day special event.


The first set of screenings  featuring  some of the  program’s best episodes begins at 12 noon  at  SM  City  Cinema  7 with Kara David’s “Gintong Putik,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Batch 2012,” Jay Taruc’s “Batang Kalabaw,” and Howie Severino’s “Saplot.”

Award-winning I-Witness documentaries should not be missed on the second set of screenings which will start at 4 pm with Kara David’s “Ambulansyang de Paa,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Iskul ko No. 1,” Howie Severino’s “Huling Hala Bira!” and Jay Taruc’s “Lapnos.”
To share their experiences and filmmaking techniques with the audience, an open forum and DVD signing with all four hosts will follow after every screening.

The I-Witness Docufest regional tour will also be held in these areas: Iloilo, Davao, Naga, Iligan, Dagupan, and Bacolod. Admission is free.

Kara David travels to Iwate, Japan to shoot the I-Witnessdocumentary, “Pagbangon ng Japan”!

Almost a year following the Great East Japan Quake that left 15,000 people dead and hundreds more missing, GMA Network, joins forces with Japan ‘s TV-Iwate to produce a major documentary special filmed entirely on location in Iwate, Japan.


This Monday night, February 27, GMA -7’s flagship documentary program I-Witness presents “Pagbangon ng Japan”–a documentary special to commemorate Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami  that shocked Japan and the rest of the world on March 11, 2011.


Join George Foster Peabody awardee Kara David as she sets foot on Iwate Prefecture ‘s “ground zeroes” to film the aftermath of the earthquake and the efforts being undertaken to rebuild the devastated areas.


Iwate Prefecture was one of the worst hit by the Great Eastern Japan earthquake in 2011, and GMA’s partner station TV-Iwate was among the first on the site during the March 11 tsunami.


Witness stories of faith, hope, and solidarity among those who endured the 3/11 tragedy in “Pagbangon ng Japan,” an I-Witness documentary special, this Monday night after Saksi on GMA-7.



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