Dance for Life

Directed by Baby Ruth Q. Villarama

Angeli was sentenced to death in 1996. Twenty five years in prison serving a life sentence instead, she fears the reinstatement of the death penalty. However, she finds solace and freedom in the art of dance.


Baby Ruth Villarama has been involved in international co-productions for more than 10 years as a producer and documentary film director. She started creating news and current affairs stories for ABS-CBN before she was commissioned by international channels as a liaison producer for Southeast Asia. She is the director of the documentary film Sunday Beauty Queen (2016), the first documentary that rose above a pool of narrative films in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival winning best picture.

Baby Ruth earned her master’s degree in film marketing and distribution from Birmingham City University in the UK as a Chevening Scholar where she won the 2018 UK Global Alumni Social Impact Award for influencing global conversations, and policy changes on migration and modern-day slavery through her films. She is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Plays in

Shorts Program II: Larger than Life

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort