AYALA Cinema at the Abreeza Mall of Davao is presently screening an award-winning advocacy film "Ang Araw sa Likod Mo."
The movie opened last May 24 and will be shown in Ayala cinemas nationwide until May 30.
The film, written and directed by Dominic Nuesa, is a gripping story of two brothers reunited despite being separated by conflicting beliefs, and the heroism of Filipino soldiers, in the thick of a four-decade old war against terrorism.
It stars a talented cast that includes Ping Medina, Bong Cabrera and Mike Liwag.
Inspired by the real stories of Special Operations soldiers in the country known as the Philippine Scout Rangers, "Ang Araw sa Likod Mo" is an intense film filled with raw action that introduces brothers Jamiluddin (Cabrera) and Omar (Liwag) along with Sergeant Benjie Calayan (Medina) within the terrorist-infested island in Southern Philippines. It is notable in its research-based authenticity.
A major part of the proceeds from the box office receipts of the movie will be donated to Help Educate and Rear Orphans (Hero) Foundation, Inc., which aims to uplift the families of soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines who were killed or incapacitated in the line of duty by providing educational assistance to their children to obtain a college degree or vocational course.
In return, this will help them have a wider range of opportunities in their future and our society.
"Ang Araw sa Likod Mo" (The Sun Behind You) is a full-length film feature debut and was nominated in the prestigious Nice International Awards (2017) in the different categories such as Best Director for Dominic Carlo Nuesa, Best Lead Actor for Mike Liwag, Best Supporting Actor for Ping Medina, Best Editing for Javier Abola and Best Sound for Greg Rodriguez III.
Produced by Nuesa's An Earth Below Productions, “Ang Araw sa Likod Mo” has already won five international awards -- Best Film in Auckland International Film Festival, Global Award Winner at the Europe-based ARFF (Around Films International Film Festival), and Awards of Recognition for Feature Length, Best Actor (Bong Cabrera) and Best Supporting Actor (Mike Liwag) at the Accolade Global Film Competition in the United States.
An avid supporter of the Foundation, Nuesa was inspired to tell their stories into film.
"Ang Araw sa Likod Mo" is a testament to heroism and sacrifice, and challenges us to be more knowledgeable and understanding when trying to make sense of violence and national security. Fighting for a cause, or making a stand, one eventually must sacrifice something and ultimately asks if it was worth it.
A pioneering fusion of filmmaking and advocacy at its best, "Ang Araw sa Likod Mo" is part of this generation's must-see in an emerging genre of relevant films that aims to elevate the youth's awareness about the complexities of the Bangsamoro conflict.