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Look into the rise of HIV cases and ‘Hallyu’ phenomenon in PH

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ABS-CBN DocuCentral’s two documentaries — “HIV Rising,” which tackles the growing number of HIV cases in the Philippines and “Hallyu And I,” an in-depth look on the Korean wave phenomenon — are being showcased to global audiences as it screens in the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART).

Korina Sanchez-Roxas

Korina Sanchez-Roxas

Dubbed as Asia’s largest entertainment market fair, Hong Kong FILMART gathers industry professionals exhibit their best works, launch projects, and more until March 21. This year’s fair screened “HIV Rising” and “Hallyu And I” tomorrow after both documentaries premiered last year in the country via ABS-CBN.

“HIV Rising,” a documentary of award-winning broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas, aims to shed light on Filipinos who live with HIV and AIDS and investigates probable links of the rising HIV cases to the “hook up” culture. Experts from the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, and various NGOs also share their insights in this slow epidemic affecting the Philippines.

Marie Lozano

Marie Lozano

Meanwhile, in “Hallyu And I,” ABS-CBN reporter Marie Lozano flies to South Korea to uncover what makes Korean culture so well loved by Filipinos and other nationalities from across the globe. To understand the “Hallyu” phenomenon, Marie visits shoot locations of Korean drama series, interviews Korean superstar Lee Dong-Wook of “Goblin,” samples traditional Korean dishes, and immerses herself in Korean beauty and fashion in the Myeongdong district.

DocuCentral is the documentary arm of ABS-CBN Integrated News behind award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentaries including “Di Ka Pasisiil.”

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