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Amigo for Bohol Update

As we told you yesterday, a recent massive 7.2 earthquake hit the Bohol Province of the Philippines, where AMIGO was filmed.  Many of the cast and crew members of AMIGO have been affected by this catastrophic event.

Read the full story here.

In order to help, Maggie and John are teaming up with the University of the Philippines Film Institute to raise awareness and supplies with benefit screenings of AMIGO.  These screenings will raise funds, as well as serve as a drop off location for relief goods and monetary donations.

We now have confirmed details for two of the benefit AMIGO screenings:

Friday, November 15th

5:00pm + 7:30pm

UP Cine Adarna: Magsaysay Ave, Quezon City, Philippines

The organizers are also working to arrange an earlier benefit screening, in order to start gathering badly-needed supplies as soon as possible.  As a reminder, if you would like to donate from overseas, the most trusted way we currently know of is through the Philippines Red Cross (click here for donations page), though there is no way to specify that your donations go directly to Bohol.  If we find out a more direct way for our friends outside the Philippines to reach out to the victims of this tragedy, we will let you know immediately.

We will let you know more details as they become available.  You can also follow #AmigoParaSaBohol on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.

Members of the AMIGO cast and crew

Members of the AMIGO cast and crew

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