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ISHcreening this Monday September 3

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.


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The X of Chassis is definitely censorship and curtailment of the freedom of expression or artists under the framework of Presidential Decree 1986. A 26 year old Marcos Decree which essentially curtails the freedom of expression of film makers. A law, CAP and film makers such as Lino Brocka, has been fighting against ever since.

Read Concerned Artists of the Philippines’ statement on the X rating of independent film Chassis at the CAP website. Click here.

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March 11, 2012 · 11:53 pm

Barikada, a song and musical score project

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!

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Dukot (Desaparecidos) premieres on Nov 19


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.

Dukot (Desaparecidos):
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


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Dukot revives Brocka genre

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.

"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

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Sine Direk at the UP Film Institute


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

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Mindanao Film Festival 2009


Organizers of the 5th Mindanao Film Festival are now accepting entries. They are also conducting film workshops this october. Check the rest of the details by clicking here.

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