Students’ group to hold Lino Brocka film festival
TUDLA Productions, in partnership with the Cebu Alliance of Mass Communication Students (CAMS), will hold the 4th Pandayang Lino Brocka Film and New Media Festival on Sept. 18.
In line with the Cebu Press Freedom week, the Lino Brocka film festival will feature different films on the marginalized sector at the Southwestern University Nursing Department seminar room.
“This is a new perspective that the students would be watching, and they need to be exposed to the reality,” said CAMS president Annie Fe Perez.
Tudla Productions is a group of filmmakers, students and cultural workers that uses the media in drawing attention to the plight and struggle of the marginalized sector in urban area, and to issues of national significance.
Since its founding last 2003, the organization has been producing social documentaries and newsreels.
Among its full-length documentary works are Buhay Barya (Life for A Penny, on the plight of informal workers and minimum wage earners), Daangbakal (Steeltracks, on the demolition of the urban poor community in the railways), Sa Ngalan ng Tubo (In the Name of Profit, on the struggle and massacre of the sugar plantation farmers and workers of Hacienda Luisita), and Pinaglabanan (Battleground, on the decades-old struggle of residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan against demolition).
The Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival aims to inspire the creation and popularization of truthful, artistic and relevant audiovisual works and to enlighten and cultivate critical consciousness of the audience.
`This is also a way to pay tribute to the legacy of the late Lino Brocka.
Tudla will also have a film screening at the University of San Carlos CAFA Theater on Sept. 21.
They will also hold seminars and workshops on Sept. 20 and 22 for the urban poor youth and fisherfolks, respectively.
The screening of the Lino Brocka film fest will start at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., followed by a workshop on citizen journalism and street photography at 3:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public and admission is free.
For further information, contact (0922) 4774788 or (0932) 6112707.
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