November last year, The Philippines was devastated by super typhoon Yolanda known internationally as typhoon Haiyan. It is the deadliest typhoon that ever struck the country taking lives of thousands of people. Despite the tragic circumstance, Filipinos did not lose their hope and smiles because the distinct Filipino trait known as bayanihan spread worldwide. Countries from around the globe united and raised funds to help the country.
But it did not stop there.
In fact, just last month Bouberg Productions and Resorts World Manila presented Boubil & Schonberg’s “Do You Hear the People Sing?”. It is a charity concert for the Yolanda Rebuilding Program through Habitat for Humanity Philippines. The concert was able to raise funds to build 200 houses in the affected areas.
Austrian Film Festival
H.E Austrian Ambassador Dr. Josek Müller and Alfred Reiterer, President Philippine Austrian Cultural Society, Inc. attended the said charity concert and pledged to bring the Austrian Film Festival to Manila, Philippines. Under the theme “I am from Austria – pero ang puso ko’y Pinoy”, the festival is set to raise even more funds for the Yolanda Rebuilding Program.
To raise funds for victims of typhoon Yolanda, an Austrian film will be screened on the 15th of each month. Let’s Make Money a film by director Erwin Wagenhofer is the first film which will be shown on February 15th, 2014 6PM at Ultra Cinema 1, 4th Floor Resorts World Manila Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay.
Tickets are sold at 2,014 Pesos; however, there will only be 80 seats available. So buy your tickets now.
Support the Austrian Film Festival and help raise (2,014 x 80) 161,120 Pesos for the Yolanda Rebuilding program!