Comm students lauded for “Yapak” in intercollegiate tilt

July 28, 2016


Keeping true to Letran’s legacy of excellence, Communication majors bagged the “Best Documentary” award for “Yapak” during the 2016 Indie Un-Film awarding ceremony last July 23.

A documentary by Leslie Boado, Jelliffe Louise Dava, Carl Dayag, Seth Liu, Ryan Vidanes, RubinettePasion, Marella Gaspar, Stephanie Galang, and NicholleDemagante, “Yapak” tackles the life of four young individuals who transitioned from roaming the streets to having a life with purpose.

This purpose is found in the World Scout Bureau’s “Ticket to Life” initiative which focuses on the educational development of street and slum children through Scouting. Locally, it is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. Seven other Asian countries are also part of the cause.

“We learned about [Ticket to Life] through my uncle, who is a boy scout,” said Boado, who, along with his team, had to shoot a documentary as part of their academic requirements.

As they explored the topic, they found their case studies in the form of four members of the Ticket to life cause – two newbies and two pioneer members. Four different individuals with different backgrounds that found solace and peace in Scouting.

“’Yapak’ is about transition,” said Boado. “It is a journey of those children towards change.”

Indie Un-Film is an annual intercollegiate digital competition organized by the Green Media Group of De La Salle University that aims to showcase the talents of young filmmakers through four categories: Feature, Documentary, Music Video, and Experimental.

The entries were shown on July 21 and 22.