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Arts not Arms documentary highlights former battlegrounds

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (December 15, 2020) – Cocoy Sexcion (2nd from right) and Russtum Pelima (4th from right) receive their plaques of appreciation as among the partners of the provincial government of Sarangani for the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace 2020 on December 12 at LEX Forum Function Hall. Sexcion and Pelima, who are former staff members of the Sarangani Provincial Information Office, were the film editor and scriptwriter, respectively, of the short documentary film “Arts not Arms” showcased during the Obrang Kalinaw, a Mindanao wide event of SOX Messaging Hub. “Arts not Arms” is a 10-minute documentary film that exhibits Sarangani Province, particularly the two communities in Malapatan and Maitum towns that were previously torn by armed skirmishes between government forces and rebels during the 70s who now choose their cultural expressions of Malong and mat weaving to sow peace instead of going back to war. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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