“Silang Walang Daan” produced by AB Communication students won second place in Knowledge Channel’s Class Project Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition last March 8, 2019, at the College of the Holy Spirit, Manila. The documentary gives a glimpse of what it is like living in a place isolated due to the impassable road. A forlorn road in Calauag, Quezon Province makes it hard for the residents of Barangay Tiniguiban for decades. They have to risk their lives just to get in and out of the town.
University of the Philippines-Diliman’s “Pasan” placed first while “Labay Ku” of Far Eastern University bagged the third place. Another documentary, “Pangarap na Pag-ahon”, produced by Communication students of LPU-Laguna was among the 10 finalists of the said competition. Seventy-seven (77) entries from around the country were screened. Ten (10) finalists were chosen in which the top three documentaries were selected.
Other finalists were KaKaiBata (University of Makati), Ukit (University of Santo Tomas), Parangalan (Colegio de San Juan de Letran), Tribu sa Syudad (University of Batangas), Daluyong ng Sigwa (University of Santo Tomas) and Hapag (St. Louis University-Baguio). Top ten finalists will be aired in Knowledge Channel starting April 5, 2019. Documentaries will also be streamed at IwantTV.
Last year, LPU-Laguna was also recognized in this competition. The documentary, “Basilica”, produced by AB Communication students batch 2018 placed second out of 33 entries. It is about the controversy surrounding the largest Catholic church in Asia—the Taal Basilica. This is the second award received by “Silang Walang Daan”. It was awarded Gold in the 9th EdukCircle Documentary Competition last October 2018.