Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cine Indie for MDG Sked

October 16-17 at the CCP from 10am-4pm and at the PUP on October 16


(Screening Schedule for PUP)

Opening Remarks: The Intertwining of Film, Advocacy and the MDGs (8:30-8:45)

Benjamín De Leon


Forum for Family Planning and Development, Inc.

The City, Youth and Uneven Development (8:46- 9:40)


Director: Idden delos Reyes

running time: 5 mins

Paquiao vs Binukot

Director: Joenar Pueblo

running time: 17 mins and 7 sec

Synopsis: The film tackles the statistical concerns of the Millenium Development Goals like a boxing match and dividing the eight MDG goals into boxing rounds. Within those rounds, the battle of the protagonist, Binukot (kept woman of Iloilo), is seen as a a signification of the plight of the majority.

Inakit ng Maynila

Directors: Dodos De La Cruz and Reggie Regalado

running time: 13 mins and 59 sec

Synopsis: The film explores the effects of migration to the city and how a boy struggles to reclaim his lost childhood, his identity and the lost hope which the city has failed to provide.


Directors: Joyce Godio and Cherry Ann Palaganas

running time: 7 mins and 16 sec

Synopsis: Minsan ng nasuka sa baho ng palengke at nandiri sa mga maiitim na tubig na dumadaloy sa tsinelas. Ingat na ingat na hindi matalsikan ng dugo ng isda o mga baboy. Minamadali and paggalaw upang agarang makaalis sa madumi at masukal na mundo ng palengke. Hindi gustong masagi ang pawisang katawan ng mga nagbubuhat ng saku-sakong gulay. Naririndi sa ingay ng mga tinderang nag-aalok ng benta. Ngunit kahit anong iwas, bahagi ka ng kasawiang ito ng lipunan. Ang mga pangyayaring ito ang nag-uugnay ng mga tao sa kwento at ng mga manonood sa mas malaking kwento sa labas ng puting tabing.

Environmental Issues, Transformation and Society (9:42-11:30)

Tinapak-Tapakang Yaman

Director: Carmelo Soberano

running time: 25 mins

Synopsis: The documentary speaks of the general context of povery and the economic status of the Philippines. It presents conflicting issues regarding mining and the industry of mining in the country. The documentary expounds on the prevailing misconceptions on mining and mining industry, weighs environmental and economic concerns, and transforms into expressions the unspoken sentiments and perception of the people.

Vanishing Heritage

Director: Butch Nolasco

running time: 24 mins

Synopsis: Vanishing Heritage examines the reasons behind the Rice Terraces’ deterioration as well as the steps presently being undertaken by the Ifugao provincial government to keep the Rice Terraces environmentally sustainable and preserve it for future generations.

Lawa ng Bae

Director: Donnie T. Sacueza,

running time: 20 mins

Synopsis: The documentary is about the pertinent environmental issues concerning the Laguna de Bay.


Director: Ulysses E. Sison

running time: 25 mins

Synopsis: This feature documentary tackles how the notion of green development can be achieved.

Underdevelopment, Poverty and the State (11:30- 12:46)

Kakasa ka ba?

Director: Meryl Rose Quero-Asa

running time: 21 mins and 13 sec

Synopsis: As the global financial crisis hits underdevbeloped countries, thousands of Filipinos are battling for employment. The documentary explains the characteristics of the current job crisis, the affects of neoliberal globalization, and the impetus to struggle amidst the worsening grip of global capitalism.


Directors: Diane T. Rante, Helen M. Henson, Aleine Camino and Glaiza D. Jarloc

running time: 25 mins

Synopsis: This documentary delved into the current state of education in armed conflict areas in Sulu (Indanan, Panglima Tahil, Patikul). The effects of war, internal displacement, desensitization of children and adults towards violence, and the degradation of the quality of education are thoroughly discussed using oral narratives of teachers, students and stakeholders.

Gera woi Gutasan (Gera at Gutom)

Directors: Vener Macaspac and Herbert Valencia

running time: 8 mins and 16 sec

Synopsis: Conflict remains one of the major causes of hunger and poverty. In the indigenous communities in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, military operations have displaced thousands of Ata-Manobo driving them into severe poverty and hunger. The experience of internal refugees in the indigenous communities of Talaingod under the government’s counterinsurgency plan shows how the military operations further threaten the indigenous peoples’ right to adequate food.

Open Forum: 12:46-1:00

Break: 1:00-1:20

Youth, Sexuality and Gender (1:21- 2:50)

Si Leo at ang Batang Lito

Directors: Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, Ramiel R. Trono and Karmela Belano

running time: 11 mins and 3 sec

Synopsis: Ito ay kwento ng isang batang nalito, sa halip na natuto ng tamang mga konsepto mula sa edukasyon. Ipinapakita sa kwento ang kahalagahan ng alternatibong paraan ng pagtutuo kung saan may layang mag-isip, magsalita at lumikha ang mga mag-aaral.


Director: Deyb Sesilyo

running time: 16 mins

Synopsis: Kwento ito ni Vangie. Kwento ito ng kanyang paghahangad na makabalik sa kanyang probinsya, kwento ito ng laro ng kapangyarihan, kwento ito ng mga taong pilit na ginagawang botcha sa lipunan.

Tatlong Maria

Director: Milo Alto Paz

running time: 25 mins and 2 sec

Synopsis: Tatlong Maria is the story of Adeliza, Ella and Nancy. The three young girls are child laborers who work in the informal sector to help their respective families survive urban poverty. The documentary follows the three children as they go about their work. They talk about their dreams and hardships as their young minds try to comprehend the realities of living in poverty as child laborers.


Director: Deyb Sesilyo

running time: 18 mins

Synopsis: Identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Tuviera are sophomore students at an exclusive school for boys, and they both feel something for their hansome family driver. It is a story of how people begin their quest for identity and acceptance in a society driven by patriarchy and heterosexism.

(mis)Education and/in the Filipino Society ( 2:51-3:45)

Kahit Basa ang Chalk

Director: Celso Ferreras Espaladon

running time: 10 mins and 18 sec

Synopsis: Kahit Basa ang Chalk presents a real case how the Millenium Development Goal #2 is being challenged by several other problems confronting school-aged children and their family in Casa Real, Pakil, Laguna, a poor upland community about 70 kilometers southeas of Manila.


Director: Ramon Galvan Mapa

running time: 13 mins and 26 sec

Synopsis: Recess tells the soty of Joan and Rochelle—two school children who are both grad three in baranggay Pasdong, Atok, Benguet. The film explores the way children in mountainous areas are deprived of their right to education due to the difficult access of children to the nearest school where they have to literally walk a mile and climb up their way to go to school everyday.

Mga Damgo

Director: Remton Zuasola

running time: 7 mins and 22 sec

Sawang Calero

Director: Tessa Villegas

running time: 15 mins and 17 sec

Synopsis: Christopher is 18 years old. Under normal circumstances, a boy his age shold have already finished high school. But Christopher is still in Grade 5 because in Sawang Calero, there are always odd jobs to do to survive the day, making life far from normal.

Open Forum: 3:45-4:00

Marginalization, the Discourse of Othering, and Hope (4:00-4:50)


Director: Phillip Lorenzo M. Diputado

running time: 16 mins and 53 sec

Synopsis: Ang barometer ay isang kasankapan na sumusukat sa lakas ng hangin at ulan. Kung gayon, ng bigat ng mga unos at bagwis. Ang kalagayan ng mga kabataan ang barometer ng ating panahon. Ang kinasasadlakan nilang sitwasyon ang naghuhudyat ng landas na tinutungo natin.

Sinalikway (Outcast)

Director: Marie Carol Ligue

running time: 16 mins and 30 sec

Synopsis: This is the story about the Negrito and Badjao communities’ flight from Panay and Sulu archipelago. It tackles issues such as discrimination and how rapid urbanization affects cultural communities.

Harmony Flower

Director: Ferdie Balanag

running time: 15 mins

Synopsis: This is a story about the hopes and dreams of children, and about how one man’s vision is ushering them forward into a more certain future.

Open Forum: 4:50-5:00


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