“Gift of Life” is a film about an old robot and a beautiful doll, directed by A/F Benaza for Manikako, and sponsored by Energizer.
Manikako is a Filipino organization that teaches children how to make their own dolls from old clothes and recycled materials. It offers free doll-making workshops to less-fortunate Filipino children, helping them rediscover creativity, resourcefulness and environmental responsibility—values which can help them rise above poverty.
At the Manikako workshop, a Manika (doll) is transformed into a Manikako (my doll).
Manikako believe the world becomes a better place when making beautiful things for someone else. The Manikako staff will guide the participants throughout the workshop, sharing doll-making tips, sewing techniques, and a story or two.
See the film after the break