Field Notes from Rizza M. Paray.
Alay Foundation will be releasing a series of videos in the coming months to highlight the need for our programs. The filming took place June 13th and 14th during our blood drive and sexual reproductive health class.
There was lots of preparation before the actual filming. We spent many days traveling to different places looking for possible interviewees for our videos. In the barangays of Kita Kita and Sto Niño 3rd we identified a pregnant teenager, a mother of multiple children, a first-time mom, a Barangay Health Worker, and a caretaker of a child who lost their mother while giving birth.
We are thankful to community leaders in Barangays Kita Kita and Sto. Niño 3rd for their cooperation in helping us identify community members in their barangays for our filming.
We were given the names and addresses of the interviewees and set out to find them. We introduced ourselves and our project and spent lots of time learning about each family that was participating in our filming. We had a short talk about what would be done on filming day and answered any questions anyone had on the film itself. We went over the kinds of questions that would be asked to help prepare them to share their stories.
Weeks passed and it is already our big weekend! The filming crew who came from Manila were kind and approachable We would like to thank them for all their hard work that weekend.
During filming on June 13th, we conducted interviews, filmed footage of our blood drive with the Philippine Red Cross, and documented the launch of our educational outreach program with the debut of our sexual and reproductive health class, called “Let’s Talk About Sex.”
During filming on June 14th we conducted interviews and filmed footage in Barangay Kita Kita and Sto Niño 3rd. We filmed in community centers, community member’s homes and along the countryside. There was so much on the agenda for filming weekend that we didn’t think it could all be done. But we worked together with our volunteers and all the people who helped Alay Foundation prepare for our events and the weekend was a success!!!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our weekend events possible.