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23 August 2012
Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival Screens ‘Ang Damgo ni Eluteria’
to Help the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival will screen “Ang Damgo ni Eluteria” by Cebuano filmmaker Remton Zuasola on August 24, Friday, 6pm at the Cebu Cultural Center.
Shot only in a single take, the perfectly choreographed film follows Eluteria’s journey as she embarks on her dream to go abroad and get out of poverty as a mail-order bride. The film has won four Gawad Urian awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. It also won the Jury Prize Award at Cinema One Originals and the Special jury Award at the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea.
The screening brings together various organizations such as Visayan Forum, the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA), MTV Exit, the UP Student Council, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines Cebu and the artist collective Dakila who are all involved in the advocacy against human trafficking. The film screening aims to raise awareness on the issue and inspire Cebuanos to join the movement to end human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Expected to grace the screening are Honorable Knut-Are Okstad, counselor of the Royale Norwegian Embassy, who will give a message of support on the advocacy as well as various government representatives, NGOs, youth groups and guest filmmakers and celebrities from Manila who have arrived in Cebu to grace the Active Vista Film Screenings at the University of San Carlos.
Other screenings of the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival are as follows:
August 23, Thursday
University of San Carlos, Downtown Campus, Buttenbruch Hall
10:00 AM Bunso by Ditsi Carolino
01:00 PM Senior Year by Jerrold Tarog
04:00 PM Kinatay by Brillante Mendoza
August 24, Firday
University of San Carlos, Talamban Campus, CAFA Theater
10:00 AM Zaombadings by Jade Castro
01:00 PM Kisapmata by Mike de Leon
04:00 PM Kano by Monster Jimenez and Mario Cornejo
Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival is a traveling film festival that aims to educate its audience on different human rights issues through cinema. Active Vista is organized by Dakila-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism in partnership with Australian AID, Movies that Matter Netherlands, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Cebu City is the 6th leg of the 20-city tour of the festival.
The Cebu screening is made possible through the support of the Cebu Provincial Government, the City Government of Cebu and the SK Federation of Cebu.
For more information, you may reach Dakila at 09178822176. Members of the media are invited to watch the screenings.
DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism
Unit 3A, VS1 Bldg., 34 Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City
Cellular: (0905) 4292539
Tel. No.:(02) 4354309
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