A Will to Dream   (2021)
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Project Type:
Format
Running Time:
95
Genre:
Documentary
Director:
Patrick Alcedo
Writer:
Patrick Alcedo
Project Status:
Catalog
Origin Country/Region:
Philippines
Original Language :
Filipino
Subtitled In:
English
Release Date:
2021
Media Format:
HD
Synopsis
A former ballet star in the Philippines, Luther Perez surrendered his US Green Card to teach dance to underprivileged children and youth in urban poor districts in Quezon City. He wanted to continue the heroic work started by his close friend, Eddie Elejar, and late domestic partner, Tony Fabella, of empowering the marginalized through ballet. Filmed over five years, A WILL TO DREAM touches on issues of teenage pregnancy, illegal drugs, precarity of labour, and inconsistent governmental support in poverty alleviation. It movingly illustrates how dance when partnered with altruistic teaching has the power to possibly overcome these socio-economic inequities and political challenges....more

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