Panorama

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.

 

COMMON THREADS

24 September | 02 October | 09 October | 8:00 PM
Broadcasted live via Facebook

Featuring:

Noel Cabangon
Ang Bandang Shirley
Hosted by Mich Dulce and Quark Henares

Music as a universal language forges a shared culture-bound in harmony, becoming instrumental in creating strings of connections, following our lived experiences, and revealing the full tapestry of humanity. Common Threads is about our collective web of stories retold to weave visions out of broken barriers, to dance to our own rhythm, and to dismantle the power that stifles our own voices.


 

REALIZING THE SCORE:

Film Music Basics and Appreciation Workshop by Francis de Veyra

2-3 October 2021 | Saturday - Sunday | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Talk is broadcasted live via Facebook, Workshop registration via Zoom

If we are to reclaim our stories as a nation, film is one of our most effective tools. But not just any film will do—it has to be great cinema. And a cinematic masterpiece is not one without a well-written score. 

Realizing the Score: Film Music Basics and Appreciation is a workshop on writing music for film. It starts with an introduction to the technical aspects of the craft, and then moves on to the finer points, such as conveying emotion through sound. The two-day workshop—which includes a series of insightful talks, as well as a hands-on session with veteran composer Francis de Veyra—will leave participants with a deeper appreciation for the power of music in film.

 

REEL TALK: Paano Hinihugot ang Pilipinas sa Paggawa ng Pelikula?

Finding our Stories in the Narrative of the Nation

03 October 2021 | Sunday | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Via Zoom | By registration only

As storytellers, how do the stories we tell shape the larger story of our nation? How does that story shape us and our own storytelling in return? Is the Nation relevant in our practice as artists? Reel talk offers pathways in our quest to find our own stories, and, hopefully, to shape a better narrative for our nation along the way.

Featuring:

Philip Cheah
Film Critic and Programmer
Co-Director of Asia Pacific Screen Lab Advisory Council, Network for the Promotion of Asia-Pacific Cinema (NETPAC)

Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Filmmaker

Monster Jimenez
Filmmaker

Irene Villamor
Filmmaker

 

HUWAG MATAKOT

09 October 2021 | Saturday | 7:30 PM
Via Zoom | Register here: activevista.ph/HuwagMatakot2021

A talkback on the Philippines' war on drugs as seen in Alyx Arumpac's documentary film Aswang.

Featuring:

Bro. Jun Santiago III
Missionary Brother

Armi Cacanindin
Producer

John Michael Perez
Sound Designer

Mikko Quizon
Sound Designer

Moderated by She Andes, Filmmaker


 

OLD MIRRORS, NEW REFLECTION

21 September 2021 | Tuesday | martiallaw.ph

Co-presented with the Basic Education Division – Social Studies Department, Assumption San Lorenzo and Grade 6 Students Batch 2020-2021 of Assumption San Lorenzo


 

UNCONFINED CINEMA #3

Revolutions/Refrains/Songs

25 September 2021 - 23 October 2021  
Artinformal Gallery

Cinema is not simply what is captured through the camera. It is the will of the filmmaker imposed on the footage, creating narratives that transcend what we can see and hear. To make those narratives tangible is the revolution that we seek.

 

AV [X]: RECLAIMING SPACES OF FREEDOM

Walang Pipikit Revisited | Night of Performances | Night of Multimedia

27 September | 29 September | 01 October | 8:00 PM  
Broadcasted live via Facebook

AV X  (e)xplores, (e)xperiments, (e)xpands citizen-led actions towards bringing people together to reclaim public spaces. It celebrates the small heroic acts of individuals and communities – coming from their critical reflection of their relationships to themselves, their community and society – as catalysts of interventions to bring out their imaginations towards the realization of their imagined nation. Fostering creativity as a powerful transformational tool, it forms a culture of ownership of public spaces that make lasting impact in their development as citizens.

 

POLITIKAL ANG KOMIKS

A Discussion and Forum on Political Cartooning

3 October 2021 | 8:00 PM  
Broadcasted live via Facebook

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.

Featured Artists and Komikeros:

Tarantadong Kalbo
Cartoonist Zach
Kapitan Tambay
Steve Manzano
Marian Hukom
Cyrill Acuna
Rob Cham
Marx Fidel

 

MEMORY PROJECT

Memory Project 05: Lakbayan '84 | Memory Project 06: Daluyong | Memory Project 07: Kaigorotan

Presented by Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP)

05 October 2021 | Tuesday | 6:00 PM
Broadcasted live via CAP and Active Vista Facebook Page

The idea of holding “memory projects” arose as a response to the state’s malicious red-tagging of schools and the film and arts community in late 2018. Stop the Attacks became a common call of individuals and organizations such as CAP and Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings (RESBAK), who all reflected on the power of the arts in the making and unraveling of our country.

 

STORIES OF THE NORTH

Presented by North Luzon Cinema Guild

04 October 2021 | Monday | 8:00 PM
Broadcasted live via Facebook

The Northern Regions of Luzon is geographically diverse, from seas to mountains to vast plains, this region has them all. Along with it is the diversity of cultures and stories among the different areas. Stories of culture, struggles, and victory. The North can’t be solid. North is Diverse!

 

BINISAYA: WOMEN MAKING WAVES

Film Screening and Talkback

Presented by Binisaya Film Festival

06 October 2021 | Wednesday | 8:00 PM
Broadcasted live via Facebook

Five women come together in a selection by Binisaya showcasing stories of women, by women.

Featured Films:

Aluncina (2016) Directed by Grace Lopez 
Leonora Kilat (2017) Directed by Mariya Lim
Walay Nidanguynguy (2018) Directed by Glory Pearl Dy
The Best Employee (2019) Directed by Ashley Manugas
Drimsikol (2018) Directed by Tyl Abellaneda

 

ADD TO HEART: LIVE SELLING WITH DJ TITO PLANTITO

Presented by Greenpeace Philippines

07 October 2021 | Thursday | 9:00 PM 
Broadcasted live via Facebook

A live selling activity bringing together MSMEs, youth, and consumers to showcase local, community-based, sustainable solutions.

Participating stores:

Back to Basics
Beengo Farm
Kawayan Collective
Soapranos
Stuff Wrap
Wala Usik Tiangge & more!

 

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BIKE

Presented by Bikers United Movement

07 October 2021 | Thursday | 7:00 PM
Broadcasted live via Facebook

A showcase of biking in the Philippines.  How Filipinos have found the practical use of bikes as transport and leisure.  Plus a quick scan of the different lanes in the cities and municipalities in the county. 

There is a quick live narrative by the Bikers United Founders on how they strategized and fought on the streets during the pandemic ( June 2020). This led to the creation of pop-up bike lanes along Commonwealth Ave and eventually the country.