Atty. Ahmed Paglinawan of the Luminous cannot help but react to actress Judy Ann Santos who was quoted by PhilStar talking about her struggle as a content creator for YouTube to come up with ideas for episodes of her cooking show in light of the high prices brought about by inflation.
According to Atty. Ahmed, he found it funny for Juday say such things.
Why funny? Juday is exactly describing social realism.
So I asked Google what social realism is? Social realism is the term used for work produced by painters, printmakers, photographers, writers and filmmakers that aims to draw attention to the real socio-political conditions of the working class as a means to critique the power structures behind these conditions.
In other words, what Juday is to draw attention to the hardships of ordinary folks amid the rising prices of commodities while at the same time, criticizing the government by talking about her struggles as a content creator.
Atty. Ahmed gave Juday a sound advice how to overcome her hardship in coming up with ideas for episodes of her cooking show. First, she needs to make friends with people who knows how to think, to read and to write. If she wants to peg herself as a writer and director, she needs to turn her back from being an actress. Because her world is different from them.
Atty. Ahmed insisted Juday to give her advice a try. Perhaps it can help her.
You may now read Atty. Ahmed’s FB post in reaction to Juday’s swipe at the government amid the rising prices of commodities.
It’s funny Juday should say this.
Especially since social realism is exactly what she is describing.
Ms. Juday, sumama ka sa mga taong marunong mag-isip, magbasa at sumulat. Kung writer at direktor na ang peg mo, iwanan mo na muna ang mga artista. Iba na ang mundo mo sa kanila.
Subukan mo yan. Baka makatulong.