Active Vista provides platforms for citizen-led actions to reclaim public spaces online or offline through creative expressions of their imaginations towards the realization of their imagined nation. Active Vista Panorama showcases a range of human rights-themed performances, exhibits, talks, and series of events to present an extensive and wide-angle view of creative pursuits and interventions as transformative tools to promote the human rights cause.
AKTOR and DAKILA have gathered industry legends and contemporaries to share their experiences on the creative process of filmmaking behind stories that transpired during Martial Law. Through performances, we remember the perseverance and power of storytelling even through times of suppression.
Guests: Ms. Vilma Santos, Piolo Pascual, Glaiza de Castro, Joel Lamangan, and Ricky Lee with Ms. Lualhati Bautista
Moderators: Xiao Chua & Lourd de Veyra
Performances by: Aktor members
A screening of the documentary The Politics of Detention (1984), a film about the political prisoners in the Philippines — their predicament, condition, and struggle for justice. It was made by Haring Ibon and produced by KAPATID (families and friends of political prisoners). A talkback session with the kin of today’s detainees follows.
Speakers: Fides Lim, KAPATID - Families and Friends of Political Prisoners
Cinema as Art Movement
21 September 2020 | Monday | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A screening of short films and a talkback; and a meeting of senior and new artist-members. Dissidents reflects today’s realities surrounding state-sanctioned violence and killings, decades-long failing war on drugs, systemic oppression, environmental degradation, and social unrest.
Participating artists: Anton Nartea, AJ Cruz, Carlo Lopez
Moderators: Erwin Romulo and Jun Sabayton
Members: J Lucas Reyes, Erwin Romulo, Darwin Yuson, AJ Cruz, Carlo Lopez, and Anton Nartea
An AsiaVision’s film essay on life within and beyond the prison walls of the Marcos dictatorship, "Beyond the Walls of Prison" features interviews with former political detainees who all expressed their desire to be reintegrated to the mainstream of society, while keeping alive their commitment to social transformation. The film is part of the AsiaVisions Audio Visual Collection under the custodianship of IBON Foundation. A talkback called "Beyond Forgetting: Conversations on Memory-Keeping and Social Justice" follows.
Speakers: PUP prof Rose Roque, UP SLIS prof Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab, UP DECL prof Mary Grace Concepcion
Moderator: Jun Sabayton
Beyond the Walls of Prison (English and Filipino, 1987, 60 min.) This is an AsiaVisions film essay on life within and beyond the prison walls of the Marcos dictatorship. Features interviews with former political detainees who all expressed their desire to be reintegrated to the mainstream of society, while keeping alive their commitment to social transformation. The film is part of the AsiaVisions Audio Visual Collection under the custodianship of IBON Foundation.
This recently-made (August 2020) English-subtitled version of the documentary is borne out of the AsiaVisions AV Collection Preservation and Digitization Project headed by PUP CLIRS research chief Rose Roque, translated and subtitled by Anna de Guia-Eriksson of the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), an art school in San Sebastián, Spain.
A talkback and discussion on films Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo, Dagami Daytoy by Noni Abao, and Walang Rape sa Bontoc by Mark Lester Valle as these films immerse us on the social and human rights issues that arose in the Northern Parts of Luzon.
Speakers: Nonilon Abao, Carla Pullido, Mark Lester Valle, Heinrich Domingo
Moderator: Joseph Arcegono
A Roundtable Discussion on the State of Regional Filmmaking in the Country
Aktor - League of Filipino Actors
24 September 2020 | Thursday | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
From their triumphs as filmmakers and actors in their respective regions, to the struggles they face to have their stories seen and heard, members from AKTOR and the Regional Filmmakers Network come together to share their experiences on the state of regional storytelling and its place within the country’s film industry.
Moderators: Noel Escondo & Chai Fonacier
Speakers: Zig Dulay, Viktor Villanueva, Teng Mangansakan, Ara Chawdhury, Joel Torre, Angeli Bayani, Ronnie Lazaro
Screening and Open forum with the filmmakers of the film Huwebes Huwebes
Speakers: Don Frasco, Kris Villarino, Januar Yap, Danielle de los Reyes
Three men. Three stories.
Huwebes Huwebes is a triptych of stories that embraces the sea, depicting different lives, all battling one war.
Know Your Enemy Vol. II is an effort of the punk community and its related genres to show resistance against the Republic Act No. 11479, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. This is a response of 60+ bands and artists, from different parts of the country and abroad, to the continuous intimidation and silencing of the Duterte administration's critics and dissenters.
Coordinators: Ten Derillo (Catpuke) and Aj Santos (Namatay Sa Ingay/Material Support)
Almost 50 years ago, proclamation 1081 was aired through radio and television using electronic signal, in which video as a medium played a role in invading Filipinos’ homes with what would be an appalling image of a dictator addressing a nation with his decree.
Now, as the medium of television and video have evolved well beyond the electronic signal and into the digital sphere, a number of individuals have used it in their favor to respond to certain atrocities, to express themselves independently, and to continue to be free in exploring and making art.
Lost Frames, together with Active Vista, have gathered five artists working today who have chosen video and the moving image to present ideas about the changing society, and the responding self, signaling new practices and new directions toward the use of video in image-making.
Host/Moderator: Cocoy Lumbao, Vic Balanon, Poklong Anading, Lena Cobangbang, Rico Entico.
Participants: Anton Nartea, Epoy Deyto,Neo Maestro, Miguel Lope Inumerable, Roselle Perez
Featuring comics reading and artists showcasing their works, Politikal ang Komiks is a discussion and an open forum on the nature of cartooning and the role of komikeros, cartoonists, and illustrators in society.
Participating artists: Tarantadong Kalbo, Rob Cham, and MarxNotAHero