At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia, curated by the Bagri Foundation, is a series of concerts celebrating new music from across Asia and the diaspora. The series brings together extraordinary experimental artists, many who have never performed in the UK and many for the first time on the same bill. From varied backgrounds and training, these natural born collaborators cite influence from across artforms.
The first concert on 7th November features the first solo performance of Filipina-American award winning composer, percussionist and sound artist Susie Ibarra (along with Sunn Trio and ICHI).
Alongside improvisation and experimentation with Susie Ibarra, the first concert in the series will also feature Arizona-based band Sunn Trio, who will perform an improvised jazz and desert-rock set and Japanese one-band man extraordinaire ICHI.
The Bagri Foundation, a UK registered charitable organisation, is celebrating arts and culture from across Asia.
Dir: James Jones & Olivier Sarbil United Kingdom / France / 2019 / 72mins
This is the searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war.
Shot in the style of a Hollywood thriller, this observational film combines the look and feel of a narrative feature film with a real life revelatory journalistic investigation into a campaign of killings.
Gangster youths move through smoky nightclubs, armed police patrol in skull masks, and a solitary mortician waits in his warehouse for his next victim.
On The President’s Orders uncovers a murky world where crime, drugs and politics collide – and reveals a sinister truth about the nature of the ongoing slaughter on the streets of Manila.
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
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
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.