Immerse yourself and dive for knowledge as DOSTv: Science for the People and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) bring you six short films that feature the science of everything ‘under the sea’.
Starting this June 14, here are the following movies you can watch for free at FDCP’s Cinematheque Centres in Manila, Davao, Iloilo, Negros, and Nabunturan.
1. SAVING TAWILIS
Tawilis is one of the Filipinos’ favorite freshwater sardines and is endemic only to Tagaytay. However, due to overconsumption and water pollution, the species has become vulnerable and is now considered endangered.
Find out in this film how Tawilis can be grown off-site using science, technology, and innovation.
This movie showcases how smart technologies and processes can be used to increase competitiveness and productivity in the aquaculture industry
A solar dryer provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has empowered the fisherfolk of Batangas which, in turn, upgraded their livelihood. This new equipment can dry 20 kilos of Tank Goby fish or “biya” in just six hours.
This story narrates how DOST has improved and has modernized Philippines’ mussel industry through the application of a modified and cost-effective version of the other country’s longline method.
5. PHILIPPINE MANGROVE CRAB
Year-round production of soft-shell mud crabs by means of developing hatchery and nursing techniques is now possible for farmers due to the help of DOST and scientists from Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the University of the Philippines Visayas (UP-Visayas).
Fusarium wilt, a soil-borne fungal disease, causes the death of banana plants. It continues to threaten the popular Cavendish cultivar, ‘Grand Nain,’ which is exported by numerous companies in Mindanao.
To address this concern, the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) partnered with local, national agencies, and groups from the private sector to manage and control the spread of Fusarium wilt.
Challenge, enrich, and inspire your views by catching these films soon on JuanFlix, the FDCP’s streaming platform and channel.