For all the Bay Area fam, Sounds of a New Hope is playing this Sunday, October 4th, 2009, at 5pm in San Francisco at the PeliKULa! Pin@y Film Series organized by Kularts!
PeliKULa! Pin@y Film Series
First Sundays of the Month
Dim the lights, silence your cell phones, butter your popcorn, sit back and relax as Kularts presents its first Pin@y Film series featuring works by today's leaders in cutting-edge Pin@y cinema.
5pm, Sun OCT 4
Art for Social Change (Documentaries)
*Add $3 to your admission at the door, and we will donate that $3 directly to relief efforts in the Philippines*
Hip Hip Mestizaje: Racialization,
Resonance, and Filipino American
Knowledge of Self
Director: Mark Villegas
Why Filipinos, why hip hop? A coast-to-coast exploration of Filipinos immersion into the hip hop movement, highlighting the cultural and racial impact of colonization on Filipino artists.
Sounds of a New Hope
Director: Eric Tandoc
Co-presented by ALAY
Growing up around LAs neighborhood gangs in the 90s, a young Filipino-American named Kiwi (Jack DeJesus) became an MC and community organizer, using hip-hop to raise consciousness for genuine democracy. Through sharing life experiences, beats, and rhymes, youth from San Mateo to Metro Manila make connections across oceans that inspire the next generation to continue the ongoing struggle for freedom.
Director: Egay Navarro
Free-thinking independent artists catapulted Baguio into a vital art center of the Philippines in the late 80s such as Roberto Villanueva's art installation of his own cremation - outdoors, in the middle of Baguio City, mourners circled his funeral pyre, chanting and dancing to the beat of gangsa gongs.
Director: Wilfred Galila
A haunting art film calling for environmental awareness and action in response to the largest oil spill in Philippine history.
Q&A Panel: Eric Tandoc, Suzanne Llamado (Baguio Arts Guild), Wilfred Galila, and Kiwi
Moderated by Irene Faye Duller