Helping people help themselves is a short thematic video about the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, an organization committed to empowering communities in facing and coping up with disasters. Written and directed by Karl Ramirez featuring CDRC’s public information staff Angie Isla-Odilao. Alagaan ang Kalikasan, the song used in the video was written, arranged and performed by Karl Ramirez for CDRC’s radio program in Veritas.
Ondoy: Isang Balik-Tanaw event was also highlighted by the launch of “Helping people help themselves,” a short thematic video on volunteerism, and on empowering communities in facing and coping up with disasters. It is written and directed by Karl Ramirez featuring his song “Alagaan ang Kalikasan.”
I did the editing and music for the video trailer of “Ang Makata’y Mandirigma, Ang Mandirigma’y Makata”, a Filipino musical inspired by Prof. Joma Sison’s poem The Guerilla is Like a Poet. The musical, directed by Romel Linatoc, weaves together material written by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and Palanca awardee Edward Perez for a history of the country’s national democratic movement.
Forging Empowered Communities is about the good practices and lessons learned in CDRC’s disaster preparedness projects all over the country. Produced by the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), a non-government organization that pioneered and continues to promote community-based disaster management in the Philippines, this project was made possible through partnership with the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and the German Federal Foreign Office.
Script: Dakila Aquino and Karl Ramirez
Director: Karl Ramirez
Camera: Karl Ramirez, Dakila Aquino and the CDRC staff
Video ID for Kodao Productions’ Satur: A People’s Tribute series.
This short video is about Dr. Judy Taguiwalo, an activist social worker since the First Quarter Storm and a political detainee during Martial Law. I did the editing, and Cindy Cruz-Cabrera together with class WD211 took care of collecting the materials needed for the production. The video was shown before she presented her dissertation “Babae, Obrera, Unyonista” in August 2007.
Sundial is a documentary me and my father Engr. Mon Ramirez made for the UP Diliman College of Engineering.
Prometheus Bound was produced by Agham (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People) and the Science for Society Program of the College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman.
The film dissects how despite the numerous advances in science and technology, the country’s capacity and economy remains backward. And how the science and technology community struggles in advocating science and technology for the majority of the Filipino people.
Writer, Director: Karl Ramirez
Camera: Karl Ramirez, Ron Magbuhos-Papag, Riza Jopson, and Weng Castillo
Politics of the people, politics advocating the interest of the people. Advocating change for the interest of the people. The documentary introduces the six progressive partylists advocating the politics of the people: Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela Women’s Party, Migrante Partylist, Suara Bangsamoro, and the Anak ng Bayan Partylist (now the Kabataan Partylist). Five of the partylists participated for the first time in the 2004 elections. This was the second partylist elections participated by Bayan Muna.
This is the third thematic video I made about Agham-Youth (AY), an organization I am a member of since 1999. This was created in 2002 using Adobe Premiere 6 and a Pentium III laptop. The song used in the video came from the album Rosas ng Digma.
It was in 2000 when I created my first video for AY. It was an animated mix of Agham-Youth and First Quarter Storm photos rocking to the beat of Rage Against the Machine’s Guerilla Radio.