Edukasyon (working script)

by rolandotolentino

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.

Script/Visuals

Prologue

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…

I. Kolonyal

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

Women

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.

II. Komersyal

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

III. Elitista

Layunin: Mailarawan ang
elitistang katangian ng sistemang
edukasyon.

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

Gimmicks/Night outs

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
edukasyon.

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.

Synthesis/Epilogue

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