PEZA conducted a film showing of a movie “BOSES” at the PEZA Social Hall last December 2, 2016. The movie which was produced by ERASTO Films has been endorsed by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to various government agencies in connection with their advocacy on the campaign to end violence against women and children. This is also PEZA’s way of supporting the advocacy pursuant to R.A. 9262: Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 by including it as part of its implementation program on Gender and Development (GAD).
Boses is the story of a musician named Ariel who offers violin lessons to a child of the slums. Through the violin, the abused child Onyok is able to get back his voice from a mute, desensitized existence. A violin teacher and his student, a mute 7-year old abused child in a shelter, develop a friendship stemming from their love of music. Ariel discovers the immense talent of Onyok hiding behind a veneer of silence and pain caused by an unhappy and cruel father. In the developing relationship of teacher and student, both characters reveal more of themselves that otherwise may have remained unspoken. They discover each other’s strengths and failures through the violin lessons.