Documentary on the story of the Philippine National Artist for Sculpture, Napoleon Abueva: Written and directed by Katrina Ventura
A documentary on the story of the Philippine national artist for sculpture, Napoleon Abueva. Known by his loved ones as Billy, Abueva started showing interest in sculpture when he was still a child. After the Japanese occupation in the Philippines, Abueva was given a chance to become an artist in the University of the Philippines. A star student of Guillermo Tolentino, Abueva did not hesitate to veer away from the conventional ways of his mentor. As such, he was given the moniker, the Father of the Modern Sculpture. Written and directed by Katrina Ventura, this documentary explores the different aspects of Abueva’s life – as a sibling, leader, mentor, father, and artist.