This Festival Is Screening Movies That Help You #StayWoke

The films are still as relevant as ever.

(SPOT.ph) You might express your concern for our country with hilarious memes about train accidents or exasperated tweets about political announcements. But you can also stay #woke and be aware of what's happening around you by watching films that tell it like it is. The Active Vista Human Rights Festival is counting down the days until the International Human Rights Day on December 10 with various activities, including film screenings.

 

Here's a roundup of all the films they'll be showing for only P150:

 

 

Blanka (2015)

Directed by: Kohki Hasei

Screening schedule: November 27, 7 p.m. at Shangri-La Plaza

 

Struggling to survive the harsh streets of Manila, Blanka (Cydel Gabutero) lets go of her thieving strategy and teams up with Peter (Peter Mallari), a blind musician.

 

 

Small Talk (2016)

Directed by: Hui-Chen Huang

Screening schedule: November 28, 7 p.m. at Shangri-La Plaza

 

Director Hui-Chen Huang explores her strained relationship with her mother, a Taoist priestess who is also a lesbian, in this documentary feature film.

 

 

Batch ‘81 (1982)

Directed by: Mike de Leon

Screening schedule: December 1, 7 p.m. at Cine Adarna

 

This classic film follows the dangerous and difficult hazing initiation rites of seven neophytes as they try to get into a fraternity.

 

 

Respeto (2017)

Directed by: Treb Monteras

Screening schedule: December 2, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

Awarded as the Best Film at Cinemalaya 2017, Respeto centers around Hendrix (Abra) as he tries to leave his criminal past behind him as he aims for hip-hop greatness.

 

 

On the Job (2013)

Directed by: Erik Matti

Screening schedule: December 3, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

Inmates Daniel (Gerald Anderson) and Mario (Joel Torre) are prison inmates who are let out whenever they are enlisted by a congressman to carry out hits on political foes.

 

 

Last Supper No. 3 (2009)

Directed by: Veronica Velasco

Screening schedule: December 4, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

Assistant Production Designer Wilson’s (Joey Paras) simple search for a Last Supper prop for a commercial takes a humorous turn as he accidentally loses one. He then becomes embroiled in a two-year legal battle, which he has no clue how to get out of.

 

 

Jay (2008)

Directed by: Francis Xavier Pasion

Screening schedule: December 5, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

The story follows Jay Santiago (Baron Geisler), a gay filmmaker who is making a documentary about Jay Mercado (Rjay Payawal), a gay teacher who was brutally murdered.

 

 

Bunso (2005)

Directed by: Ditsi Carolino

Screening schedule: December 6, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

This documentary revolves around three young boys who are incarcerated in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, alongside criminals who are guilty of crimes like drug-dealing, rape, and murder.

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Himpapawid (2009)

Directed by: Raymond Red

Screening schedule: December 7, 6 p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

Inspired by a true story, this film tries to shed light on the logic and reasoning behind the hijacking of a plane by Raul (Raul Arellano), and his subsequent jump out of the plane with a homemade parachute.

 

 

Engkwentro (2009)

Directed by: Pepe Diokno

Screening schedule: December 8, 6.p.m. at Cinema Centenario

 

While brothers Richard (Felix Roco) and Raymond (Daniel Medrana) face each other as members of rival gangs, the mayor's City Death Squad is busy hunting down gangsters around town.

 

For more information, visit Active Vista's Facebook page.

 

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