Learn about life, love, history, humanity, and compassion from the eyes of a 105-year-old woman who left her country to live in the Philippines in “Curiosity, Adventure & Love,” airing this Sunday (Mar 19) on ABS-CBN.

The special documentary film immortalizes the vivid memories of humanitarian Jessie Lichauco, who personally recounts how she boldly went to the arms of chance to pursue a colorful and meaningful life in a foreign nation that she now considers her home.

From following her heart and marrying Filipino Marcial P. Lichauco in the early 1930’s, to opening up their temporary shelter to war refugees during World War II, Jessie tells all in this documentary co-written and produced by her very own granddaughter – freelance journalist Sunshine Lichauco de Leon – together with filmmaker Suzanne Richiardone.

When asked what inspired her to do a film about her grandmother’s journey, Sunshine said in an interview on ANC’s “Headstart with Karen Davila” that she wanted to share her grandmother’s memories, which she believes are full of life lessons.

“My grandmother remembers everything with clarity and detail. Growing up I would watch people listen to her stories, I would see their reactions, and they were always fascinated and wanted to know more. As I grow older and people continue to visit her, I realized she is a great character to get people interested in the history of the Philippines. There is so much she has to share. Her memories are the best way to bring that history alive and share it with people on screen.”

“I watched her humanity, her compassion, her way of living, and seeing the world. I thought it was very special and unique and there were a lot of lessons that she offers, simple truths that we usually forget,” she added.

“Curiosity, Adventure & Love” was in competition for the Filipino New Cinema Category in the 2016 World Premieres Film Festival Philippines, and won a Special Jury Prize for documentary. The docu film airs on ABS-CBN as part of its month-long celebration of Women’s Month.

Catch “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” this Sunday (Mar 19) after “Gandang Gabi Vice.” To know more, visit the film’s official website www.curiosityadventureandlove.com or like the film’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/curiosityadventureandlove/. You may also follow @nanafilm on Twitter or @curiosityadventureandlove on Instagram.



105 taong gulang na si Jessie Lichauco, ibabahagi ang buhay sa docu film

Tuklasin ang kahulugan ng buhay, pag-ibig, at pakikipagkapwa-tao pati na rin ang kasaysayan ng Pilipinas sa mata ng 105 taong gulang na babaeng iniwan ang kanyan bansa para manirahan sa Pilipinas sa “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” ngayong Linggo (Mar 19) sa ABS-CBN.

Pananatiling buhay ng docu-film ang napakalinaw pa rin na alaala ng humanitarian na si Jessie Lichauco, na siyang personal na magsasalaysay kung paano niya niyakap ang pagkakataon na manirahan sa lupang ngayo’y tinuturing na niyang kanyang tahanan.

Mula ng sinunod niya ang tibok ng kanyang puso at nagpakasal sa Pilipinong asawa na si Marcial P. Lichauco noong early 190’s hanggang sa pagbubukas nila ng temporary shelter para sa war refugees noong World War II, isisiwalat lahat ni Jessie sa dokyu na prinoduce ng kanyang sariling apo –  ang freelance journalist na si Sunshine Lichauco De Leon – kasama ang filmmaker na si Suzanne Richiardone.

Nang tanungin kung ano humimok sa kanya na gumawa ng pelikula tungkol sa kanyang lola sinabi ni Sunshine sa kanyang panayam sa “Headstart with Karen Davila” ng ANC na nais niyang ibahagi ang alaala ng kanyang lola na punong puno ng aral tungkol sa buhay.

“Naalala ng lola ko lahat ng kanyang naging karanasan sa buhay ng malinaw at detalyado. Lumaki akong nakikita ang mga taong manghang mangha sa kayang mga kwento. Hanggang sa tumanda ako, marami pa rin ang bumibisita sa kanya at doon ko na-realize na maganda siyang karakter para himukin ang mga tao na maging interesado sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas.”

Lumaban ang “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” sa Filipino New Cinema Category ng 2016 World Premieres Film Festival Philippines at nananlo ng Special Jury Prize for documentary. Ipapalabas ang docu film sa ABS-CBN bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Women’s Month.

Panoorin ang “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” ngayong Linggo (Mar 19) pagkatapos ng “Gandang Gabi Vice.” Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang official website ng pelikula sa www.curiosityadventureandlove.com o i-like ang  https://www.facebook.com/curiosityadventureandlove/ sa Facebook. Maari mo ring i-follow ang @nanafilm sa Twitter o @curiosityadventureandlove sa Instagram.




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