The documentary film Lugta Ke Tamama will be launched March 7, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City Campus, starting 1:00 P.M. together with an Indigenous Peoples Conference in PAGMUKLAT 2018.
Lugta Ke Tamama is directed by Prof. Kevin Piamonte together with Prof. Emmanuel Lerona and Ruperto Quitag. The film intends to provide a profound understanding on the plight of the Ati community in Brgy. Manoc-Manoc in the world-renowned Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan.
The documentary film reflects the struggles of the Ati community in their quest to preserve their culture in an island life that underwent rapid modernization, commercialization, and environmental exploitation. The film also underscores the challenges that the Ati’s are confronting to acquire education in order to attain recognition and inclusion in modern society.
The film launch and viewing will be attended by senior high school, college students and invited guests and will be followed by a deliberation through a selected set of panelists who will discuss issues on education, ancestral domain, media, stakeholders’ participation, perspectives from government’s education agency, and the Ati community.
Among the panelists who will provide insights and analysis are the following: Dr. Ma. Helena Desiree Terre, Colegio de Sagrado; lawyer Daniel Dinopol; Nestor Burgos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer; Sister Victoria Ostan, DC, the Sister Servant of the Daughters of Charity for the Ati community; representative from Commission on Higher Education (CHED); and Vangie Tamboon, representing the Ati community.
Lugta Ke Tamama will also be viewed at the CFOS Audio-Visual Hall of UP Visayas Miag-ao Campus on March 14, 2018.
Among the discussants at the Miag-ao leg are Prof. Joyce Christine D. Colon, IP Researcher from the Dept. of Social Science, West Visayas State University (WVSU); Natanya T. Nono, Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho; and Jo Andrew Torlao of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
The two-fold event PAGMUKLAT 2018 is organized by the Communication and Media Studies students of UP Visayas under the subject: Implementing the Advertising Campaign (CMS 145) with support from the Division of Humanities.
(Archived News – March 6, 2017)