The Sanctuary Maa
Fellows of this year’s Ngilngig Film Camp will be nesting their stories for three days at the Hebron Healing and Art Sanctuary. It is a 2,000 square meter garden, decked with a variety of exotic bamboos and cooling trees that provide the place with a relaxing and refreshing spirit. The Sanctuary rests on top of a hill within the city and a breathtaking view of Samal Island; a famous island known for its beach resorts and other picturesque bodies of water.
It is also the home of artist Victor Secuya and his partner Dr. Celia Castillo, and her daughter, artist Amanda Echevarria. Both Secuya and Echevarria have studios in the property.
The Sanctuary has been the venue for retreats, seminars and workshops of NGOs and CSOs. It will hold its first Art Hunt, a community art fair on August 10-11, 2019.
The 2019 Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Program is presented by Pasalidahay, co-presented by Balud Art Network, in partnership with Hebron Healing and Art Sanctuary, Swito Innovation Hub Coworking and Makerspace, and Film Development Council of the Philippines with the support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts