Audio Perpetua

Ivy Rose Universe Baldoza


A blind community finds life outside the darkness through technology and their love for sound, music, and life.


More about Film

The Philippines is number one in the world in the Call Center Industry or the voice-based services delivery.  The industry employs about a million people and contributes some 8 percent to the country’s GDP.

Thankfully the industry has included and employed some of the visually impaired in this sunrise industry. This is a big feat for the blind community, proving they can qualify for mainstream employment. They are used to having limited job opportunities.

The term “the blind leading the blind” rings true in this film where well-known blind transcriptionist Carol, blind since she was 9, trains her students Eugemar and Katchry how to listen to audio files and navigate their way around a standard computer keyboard.

Through their love for sound, colours and music, their strong spirit to survive,  resolve to live out loud, and  to adapt to rapid changes in technology, one realises that their lives are not lived in total darkness.

The film aims to inspire institutions to provide training for and mainstream jobs to the visually impaired, and to make these opportunities available nationwide. It also aspires to influence legislators who can improve support for the visually-impaired and tech visionaries who can connect the visually-improved to other platforms of technology.


Good Pitch² Southeast Asia 2017


Ivy Rose Universe Baldoza
Universe Baldoza is a filmmaker and video artist from Manila, Philippines. She completed her screenwriting residency in the Asean-in-Residence programme in Thailand. She was also a participant in DocNet SouthEast Asia’s Summer School, GoodPitch Southeast Asia, the Berlinale Talents Script Station and the Berlinale Doc Station where she worked on the initial development of her documentary Audio Perpetua.
Melanie Entuna
Melanie Entuna took up Broadcast Communication in the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently a freelance Producer and Production Manager for film, TV, commercials and video productions. In 2013, she started her producing career as the Associate Producer of SHIFT (Siege Ledesma) for Cinema One Originals Film Festival. This film was awarded the Grand Prix at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in 2014. She has produced a number of independent films. Her recently produced feature SAKALING HINDI MAKARATING (In Case I Don’t Arrive, Ice Idanan, 2016) has been picked up by Unitel, a top distributor in Manila for a nationwide commercial release.

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