UMak Film students’ documentaries to premiere on FDCP’s JuanFlix

Two documentaries produced by the Fourth Year Film students of the University of Makati are set to make their debut this coming May 11-20 at JuanFlix, the streaming platform of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Titled “Meron sa Siyudad” and “Ang Pangamba sa La Huerta,” these documentaries promise to offer unique insights into the urban life of ordinary people in the Metro and the impending threats to their livelihood.

Directed by Melyn Dimat, “Meron sa Siyudad” delves into the farming life of 81-year-old Tatay Eugenio in the quiet corner of Taguig City, where the bustling lifestyle hub Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is located.

Meanwhile, “Ang Pangamba sa La Huerta,” helmed by Jacob Hinanay, explores the fears and aspirations of residents of Barangay La Huerta in Parañaque City as a result of the government’s reclamation projects.

As these documentaries prepare to reach a wider audience through JuanFlix, they underscore the talent and dedication of the University of Makati’s film students, as well as the growing recognition of their contributions to the Philippine film industry.

This achievement not only highlights the creativity and storytelling prowess of the directors but also reflects positively on the commitment of the University and the City Government of Makati to nurturing budding filmmakers. Stay tuned as “Meron sa Siyudad” and “Ang Pangamba sa La Huerta” captivate viewers on JuanFlix, bringing forth the voices and visions of the Gen Z Filipino filmmakers.


Written by: Edu Riparip