Gutom sa Hustisya is a short observational film on food security in Isla Verde, Davao, particularly within the Badjao community. It was produced by group C of the 2009 OVP Intensive Visual Media Training in Davao, Philippines.
The short highlights the views of Dima Gatdula, Alsan Kandi, and Salih Sala, and their personal experiences with regard to the lack of access to (fresh) food.
"For the past few years and up to the present, the Badjao residing in Isla Verde, Davao city, have experienced hunger. This is a result of lack of food. The shortage of nutrition and low quality food are indicators of poor living conditions. The government has defaulted their responsibility of addressing food security provisions which is part of their basic rights as human beings."
"Sa milabay nga pila ka tuig hantod karon, ang mga Badjao nga lumulupyo sa Isla Verde, Davao City, nakasinati ug kagutom . Kini nga problema nga kanunay nilang ginasagubang, resulta sa kawad-on sa pagkaon. Ang dili ensaktong nutrisyon ug ubos nga kalidad sa pagkaon timailhan sa kalisud sa pagpamuyo. Ang gobyerno wala nakagampan sa ilahang responsibilidad mahitungod sa pagpatuman ug hugot nga balaod alang sa pagseguro sa batakang katungod sa pagkaon sa mga tao."
In Group C were Leah Grace Navarro, Rosel Susan Serrano, Daisy Bell Devilleres, Ian Julius de Castro, and Shany Lou Solatorio. They worked together to complete the action planning, pre-production, filming and post-production.
"Where are the Women in Local Government?," produced by OVP training participants, Velayudan Jayachithra of the Women and Media Collective and Chulani Kodikara of the International Center for Ethnic Studies is designed to put pressure on the major political parties to give nominations (at least 20% ) for women at the upcoming Local Government Elections in Sri Lanka in 2011.
It also seeks to raise awareness about the issue of under representation of women at local level as well as the importance of having women’s representation in local councils at the community level.
“Where are the Women in Local Government?” will be screened to Party leaders, secretaries and members, and village community and women’s organization that work on women’s political representation.
Velayudan Jayachithra, Chulani Kodikara, and the Women and Media Collective collaborated with OVP as part of the 2010 Sri Lanka Visual Media Advocacy Project.