Check this out:
WITH COLORFUL scenes of market day at Tanauan Agora Public Market in Leyte, filmmaker Eli Africa captures snapshots of vendors who sing as they sell with the short documentary film, “Selling Songs of Leyte.”
A tradition, not commonly-known by even the locals, the film premiers at this year’s New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
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Eli is a friend of mine, and when he was still here in the Philippines, he used to edit in my place, using only iMovie for his documentary. This guy is amazing, uses only an old Sony TRV-110 Digital8 to shoot documentaries. Right now he is living off of contributions from people who've seen his DVD in California. Please, if you guys have relatives in NY (or even NJ) maybe you can ask them to support the festival and Eli's film. I'll ask him to upload the trailer in his site.
Let's all wish him success.
[Edited on 11-6-2004 by Myles]
[Edited on 12-7-2004 by Myles]