Curator: Rolando Tolentino
Venues: Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute
Bakawan Cinema will screen films focused on environmental concerns, both recent and those from the archives of the UP Film Institute in order to reveal just much - or how little - has changed in representing the environment and its attendant issues.
Distinguished practitioners from the film industry and academe will be invited to give talks at the film screenings which are open to the general public.
Luntiang Tabing Film Festival Schedule (March 4-6, 2015)
March 4 Wednesday
Gikan sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman (5 PM) Kiri Dalena
An entire Manobo community flees from their sub-village in San Fernando, Bukidnon to escape being killed by a wave of bombings inflicted by the 8th Infantry Batallion's counter-insurgency operations. They endure fear and hunger for seven days while hiding in the forests of the Pantaron mountain rage.
Selling the Right to Name a Pile of Garbage (7 PM) Yoshinori Niwa
An artistic project conceived by Japanese artist Yoshinori Niwa, in which he seeks to identify and negotiate with existing landfills to re/name the new land masses created by the waste of Metro Manila.
March 5 Thursday
International Environmental Shorts (2:30 PM)
Project Fukushima (5 PM) Hikaru Fujii
The film focuses on the artistic activities undertaken by the survivors of the Tohaku earthquake, the tsunami and the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daichii power plant in March 2011.
Nick and Chai (7 PM) Wena Sanchez, Cha Escala
A couple from Leyte who are trying to recover after they lost all their four children to Super Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda.
March 6 Friday
Cross Currents: Journey to Asian Environments (5 PM) Nick Deocampo
It focuses on five communities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand and their localized responses to ecological crisis and efforts to achieve ecological balance.
Mga Anak ng Unos (7 PM) Lav Diaz
A documentary following the everyday lives of some Visayan kids in the aftermath of one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in the history of meteorology
Luntiang Tabing: Environmental Film Fest Project Bakawan Collaborative Art Festival Presentation with University of the Philippines Film Institute and the UP College of Mass Communication