In a bid to expand the reach of educational and socially-relevant indie Filipino films, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the streaming platform, EdukSine.

Formally launched last August 13 at the Cine Adarna Film, Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman, the program highlights moving pictures that offer impact on the global scale and boosts the Filipino’s cultural roots as well as narratives as facilitated in face-to-face, online, and hybrid block screening occasions.

Spearheaded by Karen Jane Salutan, the program, as she claimed, is targeted at rendering contextual and transformative movie content, important engagements, and sustainable assistance to various independent Filipino creatives.

Described as new and unconventional, EdukSine is being seen as a platform where independently-produced films by small filmmakers and producers find bastion and where their works are promoted.

As a society in far-flung areas can be detached from real-world problems, the platform seeks to bridge the space between socially conscious films and people in the countryside.

While audiences will find easy access to EdukSine through its streaming capability, the program will also be extending its hands the traditional way by establishing pre-arranged screenings across schools, organizations, government offices, and companies, including hard-to-reach villages in the mountains and the coasts.

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