Lav Diaz documentary to compete in Copenhagen Film Festival

MANILA, Philippines – After winning the the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard) for his film Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon, Lav Diaz’s latest project Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) Book 1 has entered the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival.

According to the press release, Storm Children was first screened last September 23 at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in the Non-Competition section. 

In the documentary, the filmmaker tackles the lives of the children affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which battered the Visayas region on November 2013, killing thousands of people in Leyte and Samar. 

Aside from Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon, the filmmaker's other movie Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan has also received acclaim and was chosen as the Philippines' entry to the Academy Awards to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category for 2015.

The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is one of the top documentary film festivals in the world. The event is scheduled to run from November 6-16. –