A different approach to human rights and environmental advocacy from the point of view of a child, this 30-minute documentary is narrated by the daughter and only child of the slain ethno-botanist Leonardo Co.
The documentary won Third Prize in the 24th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Video at Pelikula, 2012
The killing of scientist Leonardo Co by government troops in the middle of a forest becomes a national tragedy in 2010. Amidst the backdrop of human rights investigations unravels the story of the difficult yet beautiful life of a scientist possessed by a magnificent passion for plant life.
A living repository of knowledge about all of known Philippine flora, he is likened to a rarespecies that exists only once in a hundred years. His demise is an irreplaceable loss but the fallen hero lives on through the thousands of seeds he scattered all over thecountry.
Produced in cooperation with the Center of Advanced Philippine Studies (CAPS) and with the assistance of Anak-Pawis Partylist, Agham Partylist and friends of LotusBlaze and Leonardo Co.