The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) together with the Miriam College Department of Communication, Communications Society, and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts will have an ISHcreening on Monday, September 3, 2012 starting at 11 AM at the Miriam College Little Theater.
ISHcreening is a celebration of the colourful life and meaningful works of director and people’s artist Ishmael Bernal. He was recognized as National Artist for Cinema in 2001, Director of the Decade by the Catholic Mass Media Awards, four-time Best Director by the Urian Awards, and given the ASEAN Cultural Award in Communication Arts in 1993.
Two films directed by Ishmael Bernal will be screened at Miriam College’s Little Theater on Monday. First will be “Nunal sa Tubig (1977)” an awardee of Urian’s Best Film of the Decade in 1981, followed by the original “Working Girls (1984)”. A short open forum will commence after every screening. ISHcreening is part of CAP’s tribute series on Ishmael Bernal which include an on-going production of a documentary.
Barikada is a song and musical score project in progress. Watch out for Tudla Productions’ short film where the title of this song came from. This one’s rendered with an acoustic and orchestral accompaniment. You can download this one free at www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10546151 and you can support it by re-tweeting, re-posting, sharing, and downloading. Thanks!
Dukot (Desaparecidos) is scheduled to have its premiere screening on November 19. Here’s another trailer of this timeless and fearless film about human rights violations in the Philippines written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan.
Fearless and Socially relevant film!
FANTASTIC Sad Timely Gripping Great story-telling Tour de force performances from the lead actors (Iza Calzado and Allen Dizon)
This is the verdict passed on Dukot (Desaparecidos) by the foreigners as well as the Filipino immigrants who saw its world premiere at the recently-concluded Montreal World Film Festival. This is based on the true stories of desaparecidos those abducted political activists and later summarily liquidated. Continue reading →
"Dukot" writer Bonifacio Ilagan at the premiere of Kodao Productions' "Sa Hamon ng Panahon", a documentary-drama on human rights also written by Ka Boni.
Re-posting the article written by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. For the trailer, click here.
“Dukot (Desaparecidos),” a film based on true accounts of human rights violations and extra-judicial killings, brings back the political film genre, which was made popular by directors Lino Brocka (“Bayan Ko” and “Orapronobis”) and Mike de Leon (“Sister Stella L”). Continue reading →
Here’s the screening schedule of Sine Direk feature-length films at the UP Film Institute. Sine Direk is composed of six feature-length films and part of the fund raising efforts of the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Continue reading →
“Capitalism is an evil and you can’t regulate evil. You have to eliminate it.”
Here’s an upcoming movie from Michael Moore, director of social-relevant and satirical films “Bowling for Columbine”, “Sicko”, and “Fahrenheit 911″. “Capitalism: A Love Story” will be premiere on Sept. 13 at the Venice film festival.
They have actually posted schedules. Check the site out: click here. Boni Ilagan by the way is also a member of Kodao Productions and creative consultant for most of our videos.
Aside from “Dukot”, Ronaldo Bertubin’s “Last Viewing” will also be screened at the film festival in Montreal. PEP writes about “Last Viewing” as a comeback film of Janice de Belen, who is cast as a crematory supervisor who learns to deal with the death of a loved one. The film is written by Romualdo Avellanosa, who also wrote Bertubin’s Kurap Sikil and Lovebirds.
Here’s a press release from the fisherfolk organization Pamalakaya Philippines.
The public information officer of the left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Monday said the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board ) might give an “X” rating to “Dukot”, an independently produced film about the enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of political activists under the present administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Continue reading →
Dukot’s fearlessness emanates from its depiction of the truth about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines today. As Bonifacio Ilagan, the scriptwriter, put it: “It minces no words in pointing out the real perpetrators” of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.Continue reading →
Finally, here’s Boni Ilagan and Joel Lamangan’s “Dukot (Desaparecidos)” music video trailer posted on YouTube. “Dukot” is a timeless, fearless film about human rights violations in the Philippines starring Iza Calzado and Allen Dizon.
Cinema One Originals’ winning film “UPCAT” will be screened at Indiesine on Robinson’s Galleria from June 10 to 16. UPCAT is a story of two highschool buddies who believe that passing the UPCAT is their passport to fulfilling their dreams. The movie is directed by Carlo Roman Olivarez with screenplay written by Inna Miren Salazar and Alfred Geoffrey Reyes.
Movie trailer and ABS-CBN’s review at the end of this post.
Stop motion animation is perhaps one of the creative and painstaking ways of making film. You need a lot of patience in shooting footage and assembling your video.
Here’s something from Japanese stop motion animator Takeuchi Taijin. A 4-minute video involving at least 1,300 photos of a wolf and a pig, with wolf’s photo chasing pig’s photo in the landscape of a room. You can watch the animation at the director’s YouTube or you can play the following edit by joyfullstudios which used as score Radioactive Sago Project’s song “Gusto Ko ng Baboy”.
“Forging Empowered Communities” is a video I had the opportunity of helping the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) with last February 2009. CDRC is a non-government organization that pioneered and continues to promote community-based disaster management in the Philippines. Continue reading →
A timeless, fearless film on human rights violation
Mike de Leon’s “Sister Stella L.”, Lino Brocka’s “Kapit sa Patalim (Bayan Ko”) and “Orapronobis” are but a few in the short list of significant, political, Filipino films by master filmmakers, which reflected the sentiment of their times.
ATD Entertainment Productions in partnership with CDP Events and Entertainment Productions will resurrect the “political film” genre when the principal photography starts soon with an important, fearless and timeless piece: “Dukot (Desaparecidos).”
"Dukot (Desaparacidos)" is written by Bonifacio Ilagan, a Palanca-awardee and chairperson of the First Quarter Storm Movement