Kodao Productions is an award-winning multi-media production outfit. It produces video documentaries on burning social issues in the Philippines such as environmental destruction, human rights and other civil liberties. Aside from videos, Kodao also produces radio programs for national radio networks and community radio stations throughout the country. Both its video and radio productions have been awarded and cited by private and government institutions.
“Kodao” is a knotted rattan string that served as the Philippines’ first calendar. Each knot represents a community event. Kodao Productions is dedicated in documenting events that affect the Filipinos’ search for a national identity and quest for genuine democracy, sovereignty and economic development.
Established in the year 2001 Kodao Productions is an alternative multi-media group that produces videos and radio programs mostly on human rights, social justice, environemnt, and marginalized sectors of Philippine society. It also conducts training on video and radio production. It has helped various organizations and sectors established their community radio stations and programs, such as Radyo Sagada, Radyo Cagayano, and others.
What distinguishes Kodao from commercial media outfits is its strong commitment to serve the underserved and marginalized sectors of Philippine society. For its many years of working for in behalf of the poor in the Philippines it has received awards and citations from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP, the Broadcasters’s Association of the Philippines), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Pandayang Lino Brocka, Gawad Agong and Catholic Mass Media Awards. Its video productions have been exhibited in local and international film festivals as well as in urban and rural poor communities in the country and abroad.
Kodao Productions works closely with various regional, local and international indigenous peoples’ groups in the production of radio programs and videos, establishment of community radio stations, trainings on media work, coverage and others.
It is a member of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasterts (AMARC, Montreal, Canada-based), the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT, based in Kenya), and its radio staff are accredited by the KBP.
Kodao is headed by National Artist Professor Bienvenido Lumbera, PhD, and counts university professors, award winning artists and human rights advocates among its directors. It holds office at the Third Floor, Erythrina Building, 1 Maaralin corner Matatag Streets, Central, Quezon City, Philippines. Its telephone numbers are +6324262201. It’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and its website is http://www.kodao.org/