Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The Apology

The Apology is a film aiming to start discussion about Filipino women who were sexually exploited during WWII. It is showing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival between 6th-17th March at the Barbican and Picturehouse Central.

“We are travelling all over to create a peaceful world. Not just for Korea and Japan, but for the world.” – Grandma Gil in film THE APOLOGY. History calls to them ‘comfort women’ but to many they are ‘the grandmothers’, a courageous group of women who refuse to let the Japanese government get away with the horrific crimes they committed against women in World War II. Their stories will inspire you, and challenge us all to ensure that history does not repeat itself. See THE APOLOGY @HumanRightsWatch Film Festival. 15/3 at the @BarbicanCentre & 16/3 at @PicturehouseCentral | #HRWFFLDN | bit.ly/2kth7MN

For more information about the event, please visit https://ff.hrw.org/film/apology-0

Kanlungan Filipino Consortium events for 2016

Lalaine Magnaye, Project Officer at the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium would like to promote their events for 2016.

I work for a charity called, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, which consists of four community organisations including Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines, Filipino Domestic Workers Association, Bahay Kubo Housing Association and Philippine Theatre UK. We help Filipino migrants have a better life in the UK. More recently, we are moving towards helping second generation and other young Filipinos embrace and participate in the community. We have a number of events that members of Phil-UK might be interested in, please do check them out.

Our first event is a free leadership programme which aims to develop participation in the Filipino community by bringing people together and empowering people to address issues that affect us – more info at http://bit.ly/1NjWRHk.

Our second event is a free workshop series from August to December that aims to celebrate Filipino culture and heritage – more info at http://bit.ly/1OdJYPz. The workshops will include a walking tour of London with Philippine Generations, a cooking class with Mae of Pepe’s Kitchen, a language class with the teacher of Philippine Generation’s current run of language classes, an arts class exploring indigenous fabrics and traditional tattoos, and music and drama classes run by 2 young professionals.

Finally, Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines are holding a fundraising event for the benefit of Lumad children in the Philippines. All proceeds will go towards building 2 new school building and school supplies – more info at http://www.chrp.org.uk/.

Note: This is a guest post from Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Phil-UK has no affiliation with the organisation or events.