CROSS CURRENTS: JOURNEY TO ASIAN ENVIRONMENTS

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CROSS CURRENTS: JOURNEY TO ASIAN ENVIRONMENTS 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.

2012/Digital Documentary /72 mins/English Narration w/subtitles
Sc/D: Nick Deocampo;
EP: The Nippon Foundation,
Tatsuya Tanami, API Regional Committee;
AP: Yeoh Seng Guan;
PM: Dicky Sofjan;
C: Nick Deocampo, Nana Buxani, Matt Sudario, Kaori Fushiki, Inoue Hajime,
Muhammad Haris Efendi, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Yeoh Seng Guan;
E: Phyllis Grande;
SE: Nick Deocampo;
N: Neneng Arceo;
ASc: May Datuin;
M: Jeff Hernandez, Nani Naguit, Matt Sudario; CGI: Roy Dadivas

Nick and Chai


Nick and Chai. Directed by Wena Sanchez and Cha Escala

A couple from Leyte who are trying to recover after they lost all their four children to Super Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda

Selling the Right to Name a Pile of Garbage

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.

Visit nameapileofgarbage.tumblr.com for more information.

Gikan sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman

 MAG-UUMA (FARMER). Performed by Melfe Ebalang from Valencia, Bukidnon
English Translation of 'Mag-uuma' by Anijun Mudan-udan, Julie Lluch

"Gikan Sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman" is a project of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Region, KARAPATAN-Northern Mindanao, KALUMBAY Lumad Organization with the support of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

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.

Direction: Kiri Lluch Dalena
Cinematography by Jippy Pascua
Sound Recording by Jedd Dumaguina
Editing by Anna Isabelle Matutina
Music Design by Datu Arellano

Luntiang Tabing Environmental Film Festival

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

Project Bakawan

Project Bakawan

Project Bakawan is a collaborative art festival and community-building initiative that aims to increase awareness of current environmental issues and strives to foster a sustainable future.

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