Brillante Mendoza Traces Manila's Evolution on History Channel Show

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Brillante Mendoza Traces Manila's Evolution on History Channel Show


Between how a city was and what it has become is a journey worth telling.

That is what lies at the core of one of History's latest offering, "Around The World With Voyager," a five-part series that explores the "unique evolution" of five Asian cities through the eyes of their respective icons and their inspiring success stories.

With Manila among the featured cities, the show puts the spotlight on internationally acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza, who aims to present the "truth and reality onscreen, [and] to touch people's lives and make a difference by involving them."

In tracing Brillante's journey to filmmaking, "Around The World With Voyager" host Scott Woodward, a notable Singapore-based Canadian photographer, will join the former in visiting various places in Manila that proved instrumental in his career.

They went from the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in Asia, where Brillante majored in advertising; to Mandaluyong, where he shot scenes for his award-winning works "Masahista" and "Kinatay" - for which he became the first Filipino to win Best Director at the Cannes film festival; the Quiapo Church where he devotedly hears mass; and his "personal Eden," a "Secret Garden" where Brillante "continues to make films with honesty. …

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