INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR PROGRESSIVE CULTURE
July 4-6, 2011
Media Center, College of Mass Communications, UP Diliman
A three-day conference convening more than 80 progressive artists all over the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas and Europe representing a wide range of disciplines: visual arts, music, literature, dance and film.
This breakthrough event gathers a mix of young and veteran progressive cultural workers, including Philippine National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, award-winning film maker Malcolm Guy, Mexican singer-composer Rosa Martha, California-based heavy metal band Flattbush, the indigenous women’s drumming group Odaya from Canada and Filipino-American musician and Mandayan tribe advocate Taospuso.
July 4, 7:00 pm – Kafe Kultura: Jamming Session of Participants at the Patio of the University Hotel
July 5, 1:00-2:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speeches
A performance art and dance depicting the struggle of the people against US hegemony in culture will open the Conference festivities.
July 6, 3:30 pm – Closing Ceremonies: Symbolic March & Declaration of Unity
Participants of the ICPC with their pens, paint brushes, guitars and other art instruments will march from the Media Center to Vargas Museum. At the end of the march, the participants will read the Conference Declaration of Unity while they raise their instruments as a sign of their pledge to the cause of the oppressed peoples all over the world.
References: Malcolm Guy, International Organizing Committee (#09473033056)
Kate Yamson, Public Information Officer (#09177574304)
AGITPROP International Film Festival on Peoples’ Struggles
July 2-4, 2011
UP Media Center, College of Mass Communications and UP Film Institute
Award-winning films about activism and social justice movements in many parts of the world are slated to headline the first AGITPROP Film Festival. AGITPROP will feature a total of 30 films comprised of full length documentaries and short features from both local and foreign filmmakers. The Festival highlights include the documentary Cultures of Resistance by Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee, Mirage of El Dorado, an award winning documentary by Canadian director Martin Frigon, produced by the Productions Multi-Monde, The Yes Men Fix the World by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno and DUKOT (Disappeared) directed by Joel Lamangan and written by Bonifacio Ilagan.
The AGITPROP is organized by the Sothern Tagalog Exposure in cooperation with May Day Productions, Tudla Productions and Kodao Productions and Concerned Artists of the Philippines.
July 2, 1:00 pm, Opening Ceremonies, Media Center, UP College of Mass Communications
Cutting of Ribbons at the Media Center Lobby by festival organizers and international film makers.
Dean Roland Tolentino (UP College of Mass Communications)
Joel Lamangan (Philippines)
Malcolm Guy (Canada)
Mustafa Klinc (Germany)
July 2, 5:30 pm Gala Night – International film makers Meet the Press
July 4, 5:00 pm, Closing Ceremonies at UP Film Institute
A Forum on Film as a Tool for Change (Open to the media)
Dean Roland Tolentino, Malcolm Guy (Canada), TransAsia Sisters Association (Taiwan) and Bonifacio Ilagan
Reference: RJ Mabilin, Festival Director (#09162312459)
PLACARD: Signs of Times Exhibit
July 6-July 23, 2011
Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines Diliman
Placard: Signs of the Times collects more than a hundred placards produced by visual artists and people’s organizations: signs and slogans historically used to convey messages and calls for social change. The show examines placards as a form of material culture and as a mobile conveyor of protest.
Placard: Signs of the Times is presented by The University of the Philippines (UP) Vargas Museum, in collaboration with the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) and the Ugatlahi Artists Collective. The Exhibit runs from July 6 up to July 23, 2011.
July 6, 4:00pm Exhibit Opening at Vargas Museum
A Performance art and a few words from the organizers will open the art show. Participants of the International Conference on Progressive Culture will join the Exhibit Opening after ICPC Symbolic March.
Reference: Crisanto de Leon, Project Coordinator (09173900547)