Filled with laughter and amusement from the children, the Czech Embassy in Manila in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrated the International Day of the Children on June 1 by free screening of a Czech film titled, “Angel of the Lord”.
This sweet treat to the children is a story of love, forgiveness, and the ability to help others selflessly, which follows the adventure of Petronel, a misbehaving angel who was exiled to winter Earth with a quest to make at least one sinner better. The mission is not all that easy when Uriah, the devil, is around and Petronel, himself, is scatterbrained. Filled with saints, miracles, angelic jokes, and devious pranks, the movie is meant to bring a heartwarming lesson to children and to young at hearts.
Aside from meeting Angel Petronel, the children also got to know Krtek, a famous Czech mole, through a short screening of one of his adventure with Lollipop. An exhibition of his adventures was also displayed at the entrance of the theater.
This project is conducted under the umbrella of Viva Europa, a festival of music and dance held through a series of joint and individual activities of the EU delegation and various EU embassies and cultural institutions aimed to celebrate the friendship of the European Union and the Philippines.
The Czech Embassy wishes to thank the support of the partner institutions catering to children and the youth namely Bahay Tuluyan, Pangarap Foundation, SOS Village, YMCA of Manila, and YWCA of Mania, for their unceasing support in the project.