Friday, August 14, 2015

Palawan Documentaries (A Free Public Screening)

The University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center (TWSC), in partnership with the Department of Political Science of the Université de Montréal under the REINVENTERRA (International Research Network on Exploitation and Usage of Nature, Land, and Resources in Africa, Asia, and Latin America) Project, invites you the free public screening of “Palawan Documentaries” on 20 August 2015 (Thursday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (screening time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.; 1:00-2:30 p.m.; 2:30-4:00 p.m.) at PH400 (Palma Hall). Palawan Documentaries features two student documentary films “Sa Rio Tuba” and “Naglalahong Pamana.” Limited seats only.


“Sa Rio Tuba”

Rio Tuba in Palawan is the site of the one of the biggest nickel open pit mine in the Philippines. It is also home to a once thriving fishing community along the Togpon River. Bobby Siplan, fisherman, and Lagrimas Padilla, fish vendor, are both members of this community. Two lives whose daily struggle to make a living ebb and flow with the changes wrought upon the river by the mining industry. The mine promises a harvest of bounty. Bobby and Lagrimas think otherwise. This is their story.

Watch Sa Rio Tuba online, for free, here.

“Naglalahong Pamana”

Panglima Kenisio Malasan is a traditional leader of a Palaw’an tribe. Through him, the tribe’s tradition is passed on to the next generation—a tradition rooted in the land. But the Panglima wonders how their way of life can endure in the face of relentless encroachment of palm oil plantations. In a poignant dialogue between father and son, the Panglima and his child share fears for the future of their tribe.

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