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Banat Buto: A Documentary Film on the Lives of Working Children in Tayabas City

Djacmar Al P. Jacela and Christel Ann D. Regulacion
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University


Abstract

The qualitative study produced a documentary film on the lives of working children in Tayabas City, Quezon. Specifically, it sought to feature the different occupations of the working children in Tayabas City; to illustrate the possible risk and danger that the working children may experience; and to determine the government projects being implemented by the municipality of Tayabas. After documenting the everyday lives of the working children and conducting focus interviews, the study revealed that the occupations done by the children are risky, which include selling on the streets, and serving as jeepney conductor. However, during the conduct of the study, the local government does not implement any projects that would protect the working children.

Keywords: Child Labor, Documentary Film, Tayabas City

Research Adviser: Ms. Mary Jane S. Camarador, MAMS:Film (Cand)

Editor’s Note: This study won second place in the 2016 CAS Inter-Disciplinary Research Conference held last March 18, 2016 at the CAS Hamlet Hall. The researchers were also hailed as the Best Research Presenters in the same conference.

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