Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Best of Jay Taruc

      Jay Taruc has won numerous awards, internationally and locally, such as Best Coverage of an On-going Issue with "Comfort Women" at the CNN World Report Award in Atlanta and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Inevstigative Reporting in 2000 for his "Child Labor" report in Brigada Siete. As a documentarist, Jay has become well-known for his immersion style - he experiences the life of his subjects to better tell the stories. 


1. Panay de Motor - Jay embarks on a motorcycle trip to document the urban legends of mystical Panay island. 
2. Maestrang Bulod - a school in Sorsogon is so remote that teachers cannot go home everyday. They have to eat and sleep in their classrooms. 
3. Ako at ang Butanding - the mysterious arrival of whale sharks in Albay drives Jay into the waters, despite his decade-old fear of the open sea. 
4. Gulong ng buhay - Jay spends day in a wheelchair and discovers that the rights of persons with disabilities are almost completely ignored in Metro Manila. 
5. Kapit sa patalim - small-time loggers in Quezon are torn between sustaining their natural resources and making a living.

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