French TV Features Cordillera Culture

Today, Facebook reminds me of a great memory that took place exactly eight years ago. I got the opportunity to work with France 3, a French government TV channel based in Paris who were interested in documenting the history of the mountain people in the Cordillera and some parts of the Philippines.

On January 17, 2011, two journalists, Ait-Habrouche Morad and Laila Agoram were set to document a story on Bontoc past headhunting practice. The setting for the documentary took place at Saint Vincent’s High School. Being a School of Living Traditions, the journalists covered the lecture on headhunting among the Bontocs by book author and retired English literature teacher, Mrs. Florence K. Chaokas.

After their mission in Bontoc, France 3 TV staff moved to Kalinga to follow on the story and end the documentary in Banaue, Ifugao.

The photos show Charlotte, Celine, Leila, Morad, and myself taking a break time during the process of working at the editing studio in Paris. The translation of the footages taken from Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga took us two weeks to finish before it's broadcast publication. It's been a wonderful journey and experience working with FRANCE 3 TV. Merci pour le merveilleux moment! ****************** IN LOVING MEMORY of Mr. JOEL FAGSAO**********************

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