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Catanduanes Gov. Cua promotes culture, arts through free screening of Nora Aunor film

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The Office of Governor Joseph Cua held a two-day free screening of Bikol film starring Nora Aunor as part of its thrust to promote culture and the arts in the province.

The screening was held at the Catanduanes Convention Center last December 10-11, 2018.

“The film, Hinulid, is directed by award-winning Bicolano writer and filmmaker, Kristian Sendon Cordero. Using Bikol-Rinconada as its medium and Iriga as its setting, it centers on a story of a mother who lost her son in a fraternity-related hazing violence, traversing tropes of poetics, philosophy, religion, myth and culture,” the provincial government said.

“A highly-acclaimed film in the national and international scene, Hinulid also received loud cheers and applauses from Catandunganon audience,” it added.

More than 200 students and teachers from Catanduanes State University, Catanduanes National High School, Buyo Integrated School, and Viga Rural Development High School, as well as some literary and film enthusiasts, attended the said film screening.

Meanwhile, the official Facebook page of Hinulid lauded the efforts of the provincial government to promote literature and arts in the province.

“With the governor keen on advocating the cultural identity and heritage of Catanduanes, the provincial government has supported a number of programs and activities aimed to cultivate the soft elements of the province, such as the co-sponsoring the launching of budding literary-advocacy group, SurTe; book launching of Pwera Bisita, a collection of Catandunganon stories authored by two-time Palanca awardee Emmanuel Barrameda; and literary workshop with poets Lourd de Veyra and Allan Popa,” said the provincial government.