ANC KINSE: 15 Stories That Defend Human Rights

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, celebrates its 15th year in telling the nation's stories by producing a powerful collection of 15 short films that tackle the issue of human rights. The four to six-minute clips are directed by some of the Philippines' finest filmmakers.

Joining the crusade for human rights are directors Erik Matti, Carlon Siguion Reyna, Mark Meily, Auraeus Solito, Raymond Red, Jim Libiran, Jon Red, Richard Somes, Ato Bautista, Kiri Dalena, Ray Gibraltar, Raymund Amonoy, Kidlat de Guia, Nico Puertoliano, and Paolo Villaluna. All of them offered their time and talents pro bono for the project.

Mainstream performers such as Gina Alajar and Anne Curtis will also be acting in some of the films.

According to Patricia Evangelista, executive producer, the films in KINSE will tackle a wide array of issues that include domestic violence, media harassment, extrajudicial killings, children and women's rights, indigenous rights, and justice.

Each filmmaker is said to be given creative freedom and funding by ANC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the support of the Commission on Human Rights, so they could pursue and fulfill their visions for the advocacy.

Evangelista hopes that for every film in the series, "there will be one less victim whose story ANC will tell." I hope so, too.

In partnership with the Springfilm Foundation and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, ANC will also be releasing a full-length film on human rights later this year which is directed by Dutch filmmaker, Jacco Groen.

ANC will be airing a six-part TV special on KINSE hosted by actress and women's rights advocate Angel Aquino beginning today, Monday, May 23, 9:30pm on SkyCable ch. 27.

To get to know more about the films and the directors, please log on to Here's a sample trailer:

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