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ANC’s “Local Legends” docu series wins at 2018 New York Festivals

May 04, 2018 AT 09:46 PM

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, won a Silver World Medal in the Cinematography category at the 2018 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films (NYF) for “Bandurria,” the pilot episode of its documentary series “Local Legends.”

The episode narrated the grand history of guitar-making in San Antonio, Pampanga where guitar-making has been around for more than a century. Produced by the ABS-CBN News’ DocuCentral, “Local Legends” aimed to promote a deeper sense of pride in our country’s heritage through showcasing Filipino craftsmanship and artistry in music, food, and textiles.


ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head and ANC managing director Ging Reyes said that through the program, they hope Filipinos will have a newfound appreciation for the “living legends” in our cultural communities.

“In Local Legends, the star is the product. Behind each piece is a story of someone who mastered their craft, their struggles, their inspiration, how they differentiate their product about the West, and their efforts to sustain their craft in a globalized market with more modern competitive means of mass production,” she said.

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