“The Resistance of Philippine Cinema” will be held in Condon Hall at UW.
Condon Hall 7th Floor
1100 NE Campus Parkway Seattle, Washington 98195
PARKING: W12 Lot ($5 after 5pm)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27th, 2012
Contact: Fernando Argosino
Chair, Alay ng Kultura
Alay Ng Kultura Celebrates People’s Arts and Culture Through AgitProp Film Festival
Seattle, WA – On September 29-30, 2012, Alay ng Kultura (AK) is launching Filipino American History Month by bringing AgitProp Film Festival to Seattle at the Ethnic Cultural Theater at the University University Of Washington.
Alay ng Kultura (“offering of culture” in Tagalog) is a collective of artists and cultural workers of Philippine descent. This project is based on AgitProp International Film Festival on People’s Struggles, led by Southern Tagalog Exposure (ST Ex)and presented as part of the festivities during the International Conference on Progressive Culture (ICPC) and the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) Assembly in Manila, Philippines in July 2011.
In commemoration on Martial Law in the Philippines, the opening festivities features Geo Quibuyen, also known as Geologic of Blue Scholars, presenting “The Resistance of Philippine Cinema.” This will take place on the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 2012 at 6 pm, and will conclude with performances by Alay ng Kultura and other local artists. “Forty years ago, in the midst of uprisings against government corruption and U.S. imperialist war, military rule was signed into law by dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” explained Fernando Argosino, Chair of Alay ng Kultura. “Although this was a time of intense political repression, we must also remember the unity amongst our people, who were fighting for genuine democracy in the Philippines.”
In celebration of people’s art and culture, Alay ng Kultura is honoring the rich legacy of Philippine resistance through films. “Have you seen a Filipino filmmaker in the big screen in the United States? This is a rare opportunity for Filipinos, and anyone who loves films that highlight social issues. Not only that, we are creating a space for dialogue, ” said Fernando Argosino. “Agitation Propaganda or AgitProp illustrate our common struggles, and how arts and cultural work can be used to address it .”
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Washington chapter of the Filipino American Student Alliance (UW-FASA), as well as Bayan-PNW, Pin@y Sa Seattle, Philippine-US Solidarity Organization (PUSO), Anakbayan- Seattle and Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW).
The full schedule will be available on alayngkultura.wordpress.com.
Friday, June 1st, 6:30pm at the Peter Claver House
7101 38th Ave South Seattle, WA 98118.
Community Organizations Coming Together for Benefit Concert & Vigil for Typhoon Victims in Southern Philippines
When: Thursday, December 29th
Where: Filipino Community Center
(5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle 98118)
Refreshments will be provided
Local grassroots network Bayan-NW, the Filipino Community of Seattle, and Ihaw Ihaw Band are organizing a vigil & benefit concert to raise funds to help those hit hardest by Typhoon Washi. We extend this invitation to Filipinos & Filipino Americans as well as our greater Seattle community who wish to support and join us in this community effort to provide relief to our kababayans (fellow countrymen) in the Philippines.
On December 17, tropical storm Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) struck the Philippines deeply impacting the Southern Islands of Mindanao. The cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were amongst the worst hit by flash floods and landslides leaving 1,080 people confirmed dead. More fatalities are expected, and more than 100,000 survivors are left homeless.
All proceeds raised at the event will help the destroyed areas within the Cagayan de Oro region. Individuals can contribute tax deductible monetary donations at the event.
If you are not able to make the event and still want to contribute, you have options:
(1) You can make checks payable to the “Filipino Community of Seattle” with Pinay sa Seattle – Sendong and your email address if you would like updates on the status of the relief process. Checks can be mailed to:
Filipino Community of Seattle | 5740 MLK Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98118
(2) Donate to the relief efforts ONLINE HERE.