On the idyllic island of Palawan, ecological crusaders battle the development of a tropical paradise-turned-tourist hotspot.
Warriors search - and finally find themselves - on a path towards inner peace.
From the Philippines, Marty Syjuco is an Emmy®-Award nominated filmmaker whose first film, Give Up Tomorrow, won the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. His second feature, Almost Sunrise, won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. His latest film, Call Her Ganda, was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.
Michael Collins is an Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker whose documentary, Almost Sunrise, premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm and won six major awards. Michael’s first film, Give Up Tomorrow, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award, a Special Jury Prize for Best New Director, and was nominated for an Emmy.
A companion piece to the feature film Almost Sunrise, Voices of Resilience follows the struggles of a group of veterans – that of a young man from Colorado, and a young couple in Saipan (one of many remote islands in the Pacific) where enlistment rates tend to soar higher than any other community in the U.S. population. Through yoga and meditation, warriors who are searching – and finally finding themselves – on a path towards inner peace.