Cinekalikasan to take place on April 10 at Mag:net Katipunan

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Apr 7, 2007
Cinekalikasan 1.1. features three environmentally related films: Sigaw ni Longinus (Longinus' Cry); Kalagin ang Kadena ng Imperyalistang Pagmimina (Breaking the Chains of Imperialist Mining); and Lason (Poison).

Cinekalikasan is a project initiated by Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) aiming to popularize various environmental and peoples struggles through film screenings in different venues. This screening at Mag:net Katipunan, a bookshop/gallery/café and home to the Cinekatipunan film project, will be the first in this year's series.

Cinekalikasan 1.1. presents selected environmental documentaries on mining in the Philippines. The works focus on two current sites of struggle where irresponsible mining has induced adverse damage: Marinduque—the thirteenth largest island in the Philippine archipelago—and Rapu-Rapu island in Albay, Bicol.

The film screenings are free while food and drinks may be bought at the café.

April 10 program

In cooperation with the Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines

* Sigaw ni Longinus (Longinus' Cry)

Milo A. Paz / 28 mins.

A video documentary on the aftermath of the Marcopper mine spill tragedy in Marinduque with the Moriones Festival as a metaphorical background.

* Kalagin ang Kadena ng Imperyalistang Pagmimina (Breaking the Chains of Imperialist Mining)

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SIPAT/25 mins.

The fight for environmental justice continues, more than a decade after the 1996 Marcopper mine tragedy.

* Lason (Poison)

9 mins.

A short work on the effects of the Lafayette mine spill in Rapu-Rapu island, Albay. Produced by Umalpas Ka, Sagip Isla, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.

Held Mondays to Saturdays at Mag:net Café, Cinekatipunan screenings start at 5:30 p.m. While the film screenings are free, viewers are encouraged to make voluntary contributions for the honoraria of the filmmakers.

Free admission.

Screening Date: April 10 (Tuesday), 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Venue: Mag:net Café, AGCOR Building, 335 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

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Cinekalikasan 1.1. features three environmentally related films: Sigaw ni Longinus (Longinus' Cry); Kalagin ang Kadena ng Imperyalistang Pagmimina (Breaking the Chains of Imperialist Mining); and Lason (Poison).
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