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Monday, July 17, 2017

SINELAYSAY: A Documentary Film Showcase feat premieres of "Pag-baylo" and "Leaving Bodeng"



SINELAYSAY: A Documentary Film Showcase
17-18 August 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room 400, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman


The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman, in partnership with the Department of Political Science of Université de Montréal (UdM), invites you to this year's "Sinelaysay: A Documentary Film Showcase," to be held on 17-18 August 2017 at Room 400, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman.

For six years now, TWSC and UdM have produced documentaries that tell the stories of the lives and struggles of Filipinos at the unmarked margins of society. This showcase features films focusing on such people against the backdrop of access to land and its uncertain, if not diminishing resources—a community that lives on the back of an active volcano for want of a liveable space, women mining the dregs of what was once a gold country, a worker living in a packed urban space and cycling through poverty and the deadly streets of a metropolis, a tribal leader bequeathing to his son a future that is about to vanish, and of families whose life stories swirl and eddy with the sludge of the mines on a river. 

This year's showcase will premiere two new documentaries, widening the scope of Sinelaysay. "Leaving Bodeng" documents the last days of the about-to-be evicted occupants of the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh. "Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms" brings to light the deft maneuvers by big landowners to convert vast tracts of land that are meant for distribution to its tenants into solar farms. 

An open forum with the filmmakers of “Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms” and “Leaving Bodeng” follows every screening.

The screenings are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Screening Schedule: 

17 August 2017 (Thursday)

10:00 a.m. Kadena
10:30 a.m. Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms

1:00 p.m. Minera
1:30 p.m. Leaving Bodeng

2:30 p.m. Naglalahong Pamana
3:00 p.m. Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms


18 August 2017 (Friday)

10:00 a.m. Haw-as
10:30 a.m. Leaving Bodeng

1:00 p.m. Sa Rio Tuba
1:30 p.m. Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms

2:30 p.m. Alas-as
3:00 p.m. Leaving Bodeng