Closing Film | Maria Leonor
“Maria Leonor” is an open letter to the beleaguered vice president of the Philippines and leader of the opposition, VP Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo – one of the most, if not the most trolled, public officials in the country. Despite false accusations and ad hominem attacks against her, she continues to work with the relatively smaller budget that her office has gotten every year. Last October 7, 2021, she declared that she is running for the nation’s top post in the coming election.
About the Filmmaker
Seymour Barros Sanchez is an advocacy filmmaker, communication and film lecturer, freelance writer, content and creative producer, creative consultant, and a former producer for news and current affairs programs. He is a fellow of the 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop (organized by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication), 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop (organized by the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology) and 9th Palihang Rogelio Sicat (organized by the UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas). He is also a graduate of the 14th Ricky Lee scriptwriting workshop and the first Active Vista film and media for human rights advocacy workshop.