An online movie streaming activity held on December 11, 2021 brought delight and inspiration to the members of the Local Congregation of Lucca, Ecclesiastical District of Italy South.
Adjudged the Best Film during the recent 2021 EVM Awards, the INCinema film “Hanggang Sa Huling Hininga” (Until The Last Breath), was streamed to the brethren’s homes for their simultaneous viewing. The 42-minuter production is a “Deaf Awareness” film that portrays the real-life struggles of the members of the deaf community through Gab, the protagonist. It highlights the importance of providing a support system for differently-abled, and most of all, having faith in what God can do in the face of painful episodes in life.
“We understood the importance of being knowledgeable, being compassionate, and fully aware of the lives of deaf people, with this activity. As a family, this also made us give higher respect to their families…,” Jessie Aquino, a local secretary, said.
Through the activity, families in the Lucca Congregation had the opportunity to spend time together for meaningful entertainment. Among the values portrayed in the movie were respect and concern for the differently-abled and the importance of expressing love, especially for family members.
“Thanks to our Film Showing Activity, we were able to spend time with our family. We are truly grateful because through the film, we’ve learned many lessons such as giving value and importance to the sacrifices our parents are making, and most of all, to make our loved ones feel that we truly love them and care for them,” Pamella Gallana, a choir member, enthused.
INCinema is a “film production arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo that promotes Christian values. Its main goals are to educate, to entertain, and to inspire people through film.” This year, 176 films were produced by participating ecclesiastical districts. — With reports from INC News Section