Reel Time S6 Ep. 12: Isinulat sa Tubig

2016 • 45 mins

Every day, before dawn breaks, 10-year-old Jer John and other children in his neighborhood prepare for a difficult trip to school. Their village lies on a small island surrounded by mountains. The fastest route to school requires them to wade across the sea. The sea is capricious; sometimes meeting them in a calm and nurturing embrace, other times pushing them in cold and violent waves. And their misery doesn�t end there. With their clothes dripping wet from the swim, they take a two-hour trek up the mountain before finally reaching school. Despite the exhaustion and hunger, they try their best to absorb their lessons. For all of them, education is the only way to get their families out of poverty, and to a better future.