Documentary on Education
General Description: Ang documentary ay isang situationer sa kasalukuyang estado ng sistemang edukasyon sa bansa. Ito ay nahahati sa apat na bahagi—tatlong katangian (kolonial, komersyal, elitista), at isang alternatibo (transformative education). Ang target audience ay mga estudyante sa high school sa pangunahin, at teachers.
Layunin: Ilahad ang paksa, balangkas at diin ng documentary.
Edukasyon sa kulturang popular: Miss Tapia, Jolina at AMMA, FPJ in Asedillo, G-mik, Click, at iba pa
Contrasting footage: edukasyon sa aktwal na realidad—conditions of elementary, high school, college students, and their teachers
Writing of mortality statistics: ilan ang tumutuntong ng grade 1, nakakatapos ng grade 4, umaabot sa grade 6…
Layunin: Ipakita ang kasaysayan
ng edukasyon, at ang epekto nito
sa kasalukuyang kondisyon.
Elementary student sa Malabon/Navotas, depressed conditions of learning and living
Interview with student of Thomasite
Footage of early American education, lifestyle
Laminated diplomas in salas
Flag ceremony and teachers in national costumes/Linggo ng Wika celebration
Elementary children reciting nursery rhymes
History books, interview with historian (Francis Gealogo)
Footage of American rule
Muslims and indigenous peoples
UP, PNU, National Teachers College
Conditions of learning: posters elaborating parts of the body, gendered roles of father and mother, etc.
Back to elementary student from Navotas/Malabon (last shot, freeze frame, fade out)
Fade in: Writing on the board: Tuition fee increases for a period of years.
Layunin: Maihayag ang komersyal
na katangian ng edukasyon
Tracking shot of part-time callboy at Quezon Memorial Circle (hopefully, studying at AMMA), working to subsidize cost of education
Interview with student/callboy; intercut with life at QMC
Walks to Philcoa, shots of Philcoa mall
Interview with UP student leader, discussing Philcoa as part of commercialization of education
Interview with UP official discussing future plans, Commonwealth property
Commonwealth property, blue print
Shots of other commercialization endeavors: UE, DLSU, University of Baguio, etc.
Juxtaposition of shots: McDonalds, Jollibee and AMMA schools
Proliferation of preschools at Project 4
Condition of learning: too many students, lack of facilities, etc.
Interview with school official (from one of three top schools)
Tuition fee increases (especially top five schools), top corporate schools
Back to student/callboy, shots of him at work, riding car, etc.
Writing on the board: Wanted ad, graduate of top three schools for a menial multinational position
Layunin: Mailarawan ang
elitistang katangian ng sistemang
A graduate of top university doing menial job like cashiering, etc.
Voice-over of graduate, extreme close-ups of her face, body parts (fingers), equipments involved, etc.
Public high school students taking exam; private high school students taking exams
Interview with group of public high school students about NSAT exams, explaining details and their implications to their lives
Graduation scenes, sampaguita, parents crying, etc.
Interview with group of elementary students, sound-bites of what they want to be in the future
Contrast shots—e.g., when child says astronaut, shot of street sweeper in bumpy road; business person, shot of street vendor
Makati scene: mass of people walking, follow-up on a graduate applying for work, being interviewed, getting his/her insights
Interview with job interviewer/HRDO: stating elite qualifications of work and work place
AMMA Joke here, text being scrolled
Unemployment and underemployment rates
Subcontracting practices, shots of young workers in fastfood franchises
College graduate doing menial work
Writing on the board: Empowerment quote from Ibon article.
IV. Transformative Education
Layunin: Maipakita ang kahalagahan
ng kritikal at nakaugnay sa panlipunan
at pangkasaysayang kontexto ng
Elementary student sa Baguio, St. Louis Elementary School
Voice-over of student explaining social integration, shots of actual practices
Sister Lulu ________ in action, voice-over
Baguio scenes—Camp John Hay, mining problem, lack of social services, etc.
Students empowered through arts (drawings, speeches, etc.)
Students empowered through mass actions.
Back to student
Writing on the board: “Edukasyon, karapatan ng mamamayan.” Or other slogan on empowerment.
Layunin: Malagom ang argumento
ng documentary at makapaghanay
ng mga isyu para sa diskusyon.
Fastspeed and quickshots of earlier footage (for memory recall)
Mass actions: UP oblation, student rallies, etc.
Writing on the board: something to the effect, ipaglaban ang edukasyon.
Working Draft, 16 October 2000