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Sun, Oct 22 2017

Film Fundraising for Marawi Victims,

London, England, United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom

  • About the event

    Tuos, 2016, 77mins
    **Official entry to Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2016 (Philippines)

    Director: Roderick Cabrido
    Stars: Nora Aunor, Elora Españo, Ronwaldo Martin

    Synposis:
    Pina-ilog is chosen to be their village's "Binukot", a maiden selected as the fairest amongst the women in her village, confined to her house, never allowed to go outside. She is chosen to keep the traditions alive, memorizing the chants, dances, and performing them.

     

    Showings:     22 Oct 2017, Sunday, 12:00pm
                           22 Oct 2017, Sunday, 05:30pm

    Tickets:         £20.00 (includes a meal), 12:00pm
                           £20.00 (includes a meal), 05:30pm

    2-4-1 Deals:      £30.00 (Tuos, 12pm + Sunday Beauty Queen, 3pm + meal)
                              £30.00 (Sunday Beauty Queen, 3pm + Tuos, 5.30pm meal)

     

    Sunday Beauty Queen, 2016, 1hr 35mins
    **Winner: Best Picture, Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

    Director: Babyruth Villarama
    Stars: Rudelie Acosta, Cherrie Bretana, Chuck Gutierrez

    Synopsis:
    Winning the Best Picture in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 in the Philippines, Sunday Beauty Queen is a documentary film directed which follows a group of expatriate domestic workers in Hong Kong as they prepare to take part in an annual beauty pageant.

     

     

    Showing:     22 Oct 2017, Sunday, 3:00pm
                         22 Oct 2017, Sunday, 5:30pm

    Tickets:       £20.00 (includes a meal), 3:00pm
                        £20.00 (includes a meal), 5:30pm

    2-4-1 Deals:      £30.00 (Tuos, 12pm + Sunday Beauty Queen, 3pm + meal)
                              £30.00 (Sunday Beauty Queen, 3pm + Tuos, 5.30pm meal)

    Why should you sponsor?

    CHRP-UK and Kanlungan, in co-operation with FDWA-UK, proudly present two critically-acclaimed and award-winning Filipino films Tuos and Sunday Beauty Queen.

    This event is a fundraising project for the victims and families in Marawi. Marawi is the largest city of the Lanao del Sur, a provice in Southern Philippines, where an ongoing armed conflict between the rebel Maute and the Philippine armed forces is currently happening, causing a rising death toll and displacement of the civilian populace. To make matters worse, the Duterte government's declaration of Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao, Southern Philippines, has intensified not only the steep rise in civilian casualties but also other forms of human rights violations.

    The proceeds of this film fundraiser will go to our partners, the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Region, who have been doing a series of solidarity and humanitarian missions in Marawi. Our contribution to this event will definitely help RMP-NMR deliver the 3rd wave of the solidarity and humanitarian missions later this year. To date, there have been two missions held in June and July.

    Book a ticket, watch a film and contribute to the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines!


    Rafael Joseph Maramag

    The Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP) was set up in July 2006 in response to the increasing number of political killings and human rights abuses taking place in the Philippines. Between the beginning of 2002 and the end of 2006 more than 830 people died or disappeared at the hands of death squads. The victims include farmers, trade unionists, university professors, church workers, political activists, students, and others who had been active in fighting for social justice in the Philippines.

     

    The Philippines is currently the second most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist after Iraq. In July 2006 Amnesty International produced a special report Philippines: ‘Political killings, human rights and the peace process’. In October 2006 Guy Ryder, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) described the Philippines as becoming  “a second Colombia”.

    The CHRP aims to raise awareness of the increasingly critical human rights situation In the Philippines and to put pressure on the Philippines Government both to protect its citizens and to fully investigate these killings. It is widely believed that the death squads are acting on behalf of the military forces. The group also aims to spotlight British investors or agencies, which profit from violations of human rights in the Philippines. Our activities have included holding seminars, hosting speaker tours and organising protest actions.

     

    Our Objectives
    1. To put pressure on the Philippines Government to stop the political killings and defend human rights in the Philippines

     

    
2. To raise awareness in the UK about political repression in the Philippines with the aim of putting pressure on the Philippines Government to respect human rights.

     

    3. To spotlight British investment and trade links which benefit from human rights violations in the Philippines.

     

    4. To make links between the issues of poverty and political oppression in the Philippines and the situation of Filipino migrants in the UK

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  • 101-250 attendees expected


    50% Male Attendees


    50% Female Attendees

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