Director Brillante Mendoza’ s short film is a music video featuring hip-hop artist Mandarhyme and chosen kids who are rapping and singing “Ayos Ka” that goes with the following lyrics:
“Sa Pilipinas, ayos ka-hahaa/ Sa Pilipinas, ayos ka-hahaaa/ Sa Pilipinas, ayos ka… masasabi nating buhay ay maganda-ha-haaa. (In the Philippines, you will be okay…we can say that life is beautiful).”
This video appeared on YouTube in 2010 and has become popular on the social networking sites facebook and youtube.
This is a documentary project aired on ABS-CBN and ANC dubbed as Ambisyon 2010.
When asked about filming this project Direk Brillante explained why he decided to use images of poverty for his short film.
“Tinatanong ako, ‘Bakit puro kahirapan ang pinapakita mo sa Pilipinas?’ I’m showing this because I have hopes. Mayroon akong gustong mangyari, mayroon akong gustong changes. But as long as poverty is there, wala akong magagawa. ‘Yan ang mga kuwento mo kasi ‘yan ang mga nakikita mo, e.” he says in an interview with Pep.ph
Aside from featuring works of Direk Jeffrey and Direk Brillante, AmBisyon 2010 also tapped the following directors: Erik Matti, Kiri Dalena, Ditsi Carolino, Emman Dela Cruz, Henry Frejas, Jade Castro, Ellen Ramos, Jon Red, Jerrold Tarog, John Torres, Paolo Villaluna, and Raymond Red. Up-and-coming directors Sunshine Matutina, Pam Miras, Aissa Penafiel, Emerson Reyes, Gym Lumbera, and McRobert Nacario were also tapped to lend their talents for the said project.
As of today Director Brillante Mendoza continues to document the lives of the Filipinos. Through his documentaries he aims to help people in creating a positive change in life.