"The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life" part of 2012 Life Fest Film Festival dedicated to showcasing films which reflect the value of innocent human life
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia -- The short documentary film "The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life," produced by Human Life International (HLI), will be featured at the 2012 Life Fest Film Festival taking place May 4-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
While the full list of films featured in the festival has not yet been posted on the organization's website, the Life Fest production team said when notifying HLI of the selection that "more than 240 amazing films from throughout the world were submitted."
Now in its second year, the Life Fest Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life. On May 5, Life Fest attendees and "online attendees" will vote for the winning film in each of several categories. HLI's documentary will be featured in the "Shorts" category for films 60 minutes or less. Selections will be judged on: Cinematography; Sound Design; Story/Writing; Overall Audience Favorite; and Best Actress/ Best Actor.
Released in the summer of 2011, "The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life" underscores one of the most dramatic social and political struggles for life and family in the world. The film captures stunning scenes and heartfelt interviews with Filipino pro-lifers leading the charge against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill threatening life and family in the Philippines. While the constitution of the Philippines guarantees protection for the family, and for "the life of the unborn from conception," the government mandate imposed by the RH Bill would violate those constitutional protections.
"The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life" debuted in August 2011 on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in the U.S., Canada, and the Philippines. The film is scheduled to return to EWTN May 9-11. HLI released the film online to the public this month, and it can be viewed and purchased at www.hli.org/thephilippines.
"This is a truly powerful film that not only sheds light on this specific example of combating the Culture of Death in the Philippines, but which we hope inspires all of those fighting for life around the world," said HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet.
About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest international pro-life and pro-family organization, with affiliates and associates in over 100 countries on six continents. www.hli.org