Lots of people have asked if the rumours are true that this year’s Barrio Fiesta has been cancelled. The Philippine Centre, organisers of the Barrio Fiesta released a statement giving their answer and background:
Barrio Fiesta not going ahead
Due to concerns regarding the health and safety of the Fiesta attendees, the London Borough of Hounslow (as represented by John Laing Integrated Services) has declined to issue a licence for the Barrio Fiesta…
A London-based TV production company wants two fluent Filipino speakers to transcribe footage filmed in the Philippines. The position is available immediately until mid June. This is an unpaid work experience placement but they’ll cover travel expenses.
You’ll see the editing process within a small production company and get the chance to explore other departments. This should be great for your CV if you’d like to break into the industry.
Get in touch ASAP if you’re interested and I’ll send you more information.
The BBC’s ‘Meet the Immigrants’ episode featuring Filipino domestic workers seemed to generate lots if interest. I thought it would be a good time to follow it up buy uploading ‘Between Two Cultures’, a short video documentary filmed by two members of Phil-UK back in 2000.
It’s a 12 minute video documentary about two Filipinas: a student who grew up in the UK, and a nanny working to support her family in the Philippines.
For more information, and to watch the video, head to the Between Two Cultures page.
Did you catch the episode of BBC’s ‘Meet the Immigrants’ that featured Filipino domestic workers? If not, there’s another chance to watch it through the BBC iPlayer.
filemefilms have an update video for 2008. Take a look at their latest videos and redesigned site at filmefilms.tv.
For anyone interested in Filipino martial arts, there are two upcoming events:
- The Seni Eskrima Open Championship – Excel, London on 26 April 2008
- World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Invitational tournament – Mile End, London on 2 March 2008
You can get more information from www.dgdocepares.co.uk
Here’s filmefilms’ coverage of the Barrio Fiesta in Hounslow, July 2007. It’s a bit late but I’ve only just found the video 😛