On Tuesday, June 26, Kalikasan - People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) will screen three films that tackle the deplorable state of one of our major bodies of water, the Pasig River. This third screening of environmental films will feature two works on the state of the Pasig River by students of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications (UP CMC) and a video-documentary on the people’s right to water by socio-economic think tank IBON Foundation.
CineKalikasan sa CineKatipunan
June 26, 2007 (Tuesday), 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mag:net Gallery and Café
AGCOR Building, 335 Katipunan Ave. (fronting Miriam and Ateneo), Quezon City
Kilometro Bente Siyete: Industriya sa Basura at Suba
(2007 | 21 minutes)
A student documentary on the effects of toxic heavy metals on the health of the community and the environment along the Pasig river. [Likang Likas Productions]
(2007 | 11 minutes)
A student documentary feature on the everyday lives of the communities and workers along the Pasig River as they strive to live a normal life despite the degree of waste dumping and pollution in the area. [Elephant Child Productions]
Tubig: Buhay o Tubo? (Water: Life or Profit?)
(2006 | Digital video |14 minutes)
The right to water is the right to life. Water should be used for meeting people’s needs—for their livelihood and for their daily use. But government denies farmers and fisherfolk of water for livelihood in favor of the interests of big private and foreign investors’ use of the nation’s water resources. [Directed by Miles Quero Asa, Philomel Buena and EJ Mijares | Written by Hilda Rosca Nartea and Miles Quero Asa | Produced by IBON Foundation Inc.]
CineKalikasan is a project initiated by Kalikasan-PNE. It aims to popularize various environmental and people’s struggles through film screenings in different venues, including alternative art spaces and—in the coming months—in schools and urban and rural communities.
This screening is made possible through the Cinekatipunan film project at mag:net Katipunan, a bookshop/gallery/café (www.magnet.com.ph). While the film screenings are free, the audience is encouraged to give donations for the benefit of the featured filmmakers.