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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Environmental Documentaries @ Cinekatipunan

26 Matulungin St. Central District, Quezon City ,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel./Fax; +63 (2) 924-8756; E-mail:

You are cordially invited to
CineKalikasan 1.2
Film screenings on environmental issues
April 24, 2007 (Tuesday), 5:30 – 7 PM
Mag:net Gallery and Café
AGCOR Building, 335 Katipunan Ave. (fronting Miriam
and Ateneo), Quezon City


The Green Guerillas: The Fight for the Philippine Rain
Philippines/ Germany/New Zealand, 1995
DV Video, 30 minutes, with subtitles
Directed by Rod Prosser
Production companies: Vanguard Films / WDR, Cologne

In 1994, New Zealand filmmaker Rod Prosser was
commissioned by German television to report on the
efforts of the underground liberation movement to save
the country's rainforest together with the tribal
people of southeast Mindanao from the chainsaws of
multinational timber corporations. The resulting film
is a documentary which pushes the boundaries of the
reportage form to present the fight for the
environment from the perspective of indigenous

Sabidong ti Balitok (Toxic Gold)
Philippines, 2005
22 minutes, with subtitles
Directed by Judy Cariño and Emmanuel Palo, with Tan-aw
Multimedia Collective, Save the Abra River Movement
(STARM), Montanosa Relief and Rehabilitation Service
(MRRS), Health Action and Information Network (HAIN)

Sabidong Ti Balitok presents the effects of the
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company's operations on
the water, earth, air and lives of people living along
the Abra River. It tells the story of the fiery
people's struggle against environmental destruction,
corporate mining and the plunder of the people's

Philippines, 2003
18 minutes
Directed by Tomas Estrera III
The filmmaker's undergraduate thesis at the University
of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Agos is a
video documentary about the effects of the San Roque
Multipurpose Dam project—the largest hydroelectric
irrigation project in Asian history and the 12th
highest dam of its kind in the world—on the Ibaloi
Community and the Agno River in Northern Philippines.

Environmental Documentaries @ Cinekatipunan

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. While the film screenings are free, the
audience is encouraged to give donations for the
benefit of the featured filmmakers. Food and drinks
may be bought at the café.

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