No Data Plan at the Open City Documentary Festival

No Data Plan is an experimental travelogue tracking the journey that Miko Revereza, a filmmaker from the Philippines who has lived undocumented in America for the majority of his life, took across the country last year – his every ordinary moment imperiled by his citizenship status.

It is an amazing, unusual, personal and political film by one of the most interesting non-fiction filmmakers in the world right now – and assuming all goes well, Miko will join the Open City Documentary Festival, part of UCL Anthropology, at the screening to talk about it.

Miko Revereza’s No Data Plan, screening Fri 6th Sept at @OpenCityDocs, reflects on the millions of marginalised people whose every movement is imperiled – a travelogue of an altogether different kind.

Director: Miko Revereza
Duration: 70min
Previous Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2019, True/False Film Festival 2019 .
Date: Fri 06 Sep, 18:45

For more information, visit https://opencitylondon.com/events/no-data-plan/

Earl’s Court residents complain about Jollibee’s delicious chicken aromas

Many Earl’s Court residents have apparently been complaining to the The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council about ‘odours’ coming from Jollibee’s first London branch.

According to an email newsletter from Cllr. Linda Wade, the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Earl’s Court, Jollibee was served with an Abatement Notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Notice requires Jollibee to take steps to prevent odour. If they fail to comply the Council will take the appropriate action as per their enforcement policy.

Housewife – A Short Film

Housewife is a short film in development by Curtis McMullan, a film student at Greenwich University in London. Based on his mother’s experiences, it tells the story a housewife who sells Tupperware to gain independence from a controlling husband.

Curtis ran a crowdfunding campaign in January 2017 to make a film for his final year project and was fully funded on February 5, 2017. The production is looking for a Filipina actress (someone in their 30s) to play the mother in the lead role.

For more information, please visit the indiegogo page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/housewife-a-short-film-feminism#/

Housewife – Crowdfunder from Layla de Maunby on Vimeo.

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.

Survey to understand the banking needs of Filipinos in the UK

Chance to win a free round trip ticket to Manila!

On behalf of a client, Elixirr are running a survey to understand the banking needs of Filipinos in the UK. Please see link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bankingneeds.

This will help us to understand what products and services would best help people to manage their money better, send money home and save more.

There will be questions about the person, their current banking activities and what they would like from their bank. Completion of this questionnaire should take no longer than 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and will be confidential. We will not share details of responses with any 3rd parties. Upon filling in the survey, there will be a chance to win a round trip ticket to Manila!

Survey open until Saturday 18 June. For any questions, please email: [email protected]

Note: This is a guest post from Elixirr and Phil-UK has no affiliation with the company or promotion.

My Food Beginnings: firing up an appetite for Filipino Cuisine around the world

Nadine Barcelona with LUZON Chef Patron Rex de Guzman
Nadine Barcelona with LUZON Chef Patron Rex de Guzman (Photo courtesy of LUZON)

Jacqueline Lauri, founder of My Food Beginnings, wrote in the share her blog. My Food Beginnings is a project aimed at firing up an appetite for Filipino Cuisine around the world. She recently featured two Filipinos from London who are bringing a test of Filipino food to London.

UK premiere screenings from Filipino filmmaker and performance artist Kidlat Tahimik

“From 18 to 24 March 2016 the ICA will take part in the second edition of Birkbeck’s Essay Film Festival. UK premiere screenings from Filipino filmmaker and performance artist, Kidlat Tahimik, and the late Portuguese film director, Manoel de Oliviera, will headline this festival which celebrates some of the most outstanding contemporary essay filmmakers from the UK. The programme will also feature new work by acclaimed video essayist Mark Rappaport.”

Read the press release.

For details of our festival, please visit http://www.essayfilmfestival.com/programme-2016/.