Filtering by: The Philippines
Visual Culture Colloquium - Bliss Cua Lim
Sep
26
4:30 PM16:30

Visual Culture Colloquium - Bliss Cua Lim

  • Goldwin Smith Hall, History of Art Gallery (map)
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The contours of Philippine cinema’s archival crises are alarming: of over 350 films produced before the outbreak of World War II, only five Filipino films from the American colonial period survive. The dupe negative of the last surviving Filipino film on nitrate, Ibong Adarna (Vicente Salumbides and Manuel Conde, 1941), was destroyed shortly after its 2005 restoration.

Drawing on postcolonial historiography, archival theory, and the on-the-ground realities of the Philippines’ decentralized audiovisual archive advocacy, this talk by Bliss Cua Lim examines three issues that emerge as keywords for the crises of moving image preservation in the Philippines.

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Book Launch: Malaya by Cinelle Barnes
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch: Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

From Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America.

Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, Cinelle’s intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity redefines what it means to be a woman—and an American—in a divided country.

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Being Gay in the KDP: Politics in a Filipino American Revolutionary Organization (1973 to 1986)
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Being Gay in the KDP: Politics in a Filipino American Revolutionary Organization (1973 to 1986)

  • Asian American / Asian Research Institute (map)
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Prof. Karen B. Hanna (Connecticut College) will discuss her research, featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 6:1, into the KDP (Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino) organization, from 1973 to 1986, and the exploration and views of sexuality during that era by its members. The KDP was arguably the most militant anti-imperialist national organization in the Filipina/o American community during the 1970s, fighting for civil rights and antiwar movements in the United States and democracy and national liberation in the Philippines and beyond.

What was it like to be LGBT in the KDP? How did LGBT members navigate homophobia and heteropatriarchy in the Third World Left, racism in the gay liberation movement, and the emerging AIDS crisis? Through original oral histories conducted with KDP members from 2015-2018, Hanna offers a glimpse of how activists negotiated and expressed emerging sexual identities while maintaining revolutionary political commitments in the KDP.

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The Uncounted Dead of Duterte's Drug War: Talk by Sheila Coronel
Sep
10
12:30 PM12:30

The Uncounted Dead of Duterte's Drug War: Talk by Sheila Coronel

  • Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue (NYU Wagner, 2nd Floor) (map)
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Huge numbers of deaths have gone uncounted in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. What does that mean for due process, and for the countries that emulate him? 

Sheila Coronel is the Dean of Academic Affairs, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism and Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, at the Columbia School of Journalism. She co-founded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and has written and edited more than a dozen books on the Philippines, freedom of information and investigative journalism.

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Ma-Yi Theater Presents: Felix Starro, a New Musical by Jessica Hagedorn
Aug
23
to Sep 15

Ma-Yi Theater Presents: Felix Starro, a New Musical by Jessica Hagedorn

  • Theatre Row - Theatre Five (map)
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FELIX STARRO, a new musical by Jessica Hagedorn in collaboration with composer Fabian Obispo and director Ralph Peña of Ma-Yi Theater, is based on Lysley Tenorio’s haunting short story of the same title.

Felix Starro is a famous faith healer in the Philippines, whose clients included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco with his young grandson to set-up shop for ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area- to earn just enough money to go home and retire comfortably. Unbeknownst to Felix, his grandson Junior has plans of his own to leave his grandfather and take his chances as an undocumented immigrant. What happens to them is a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America.

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New York Asian Film Festival Screening: Ma
Jul
7
9:15 PM21:15

New York Asian Film Festival Screening: Ma

  • Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center (map)
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The 18th New York Asian Film Festival Presents: Ma

Two tragic stories of motherhood converge in a phantasmagorically macabre tale of loss, sacrifice and evil. After his mother dies suddenly, Samuel goes into a mysterious cave that claims to grant wishes and asks for his mother’s life back. The cave wants something in exchange. Meanwhile, a childhood friend of Samuel’s mother returns to town pregnant, reeling from her fiancé’s suicide. She has what the cave wants so Samuel enlists his little brother and sister in a sinister plan to take it at any cost. Director Kenneth Lim Dagatan’s chilling feature debut proves he was born to make horror films.

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Aliens of Manila: New York Colony
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Aliens of Manila: New York Colony

Pintô International is launching its quarterly exhibitions program on March 9, 2019 with the opening of Aliens of Manila: New York Colony, an immersive site-specific installation by artist and designer Leeroy New, curated by Pintô director Luca Parolari, that launches the organization’s new regularly programmed global exhibitions and event series. To inaugurate the program, Pintô International’s East Village headquarters will host contemporary Philippine artist, Leeroy New for a two-week artist residency starting in February 2019. During this time, New will create an immersive, site-specific installation responding to the structure of the space. The artist will engineer Aliens of Manila: New York Colony a warping, psychedelic sculpture constructed from food covers, flexible conduit, fiberglass strips, cable ties, and other materials that clings to the architecture of Pintô’s East Village loft. The sculpture will comprise materials from recycling centers, surplus shops, dollar stores, and industrial market districts local to New York. New will also present a series of wearable sculptures — an extension of his design projects in interdisciplinary design and architecture — for his ongoing Aliens of Manila project.

This exhibition will run until May 27, 2019.

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Policing the Poor in the World's Cities: Perspectives from the Philippines and Latin America
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Policing the Poor in the World's Cities: Perspectives from the Philippines and Latin America

  • 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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This panel aims to explore the nexus between urban poverty, policing, and violence. It will explore how violence is woven into the fabric of policing strategies that have focused on the security and safety of the rich and the middle class, and on criminalizing the poor as thieves, drug addicts, and scoundrels. Seen in this light, the war on crime is but the latest expression of a decades-long war against the urban poor.

Speakers: 

- Mary Racelis, The Long Struggle for Rights in the City: Perspectives from the Philippines

- Ronald Mendoza, Using News Reports to Estimate Drug Casualties in the Philippines

- Bruno Paes Manzo, Citizen Security and Homicides in Brazil: Patterns and Variations

- Ronna Risquez, Police Violence and Death Squads in Venezuela

For more information and to register for this event, click here

Hosted by: 

  • NYSEAN

  • Columbia Journalism School

  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

  • NYU Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies

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Violence and Policing in the Philippines, Latin America, and the U.S.
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Violence and Policing in the Philippines, Latin America, and the U.S.

  • World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School (map)
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President Rodrigo Duterte came to power by promising a bloody war on drugs. Since he assumed office in July 2016, thousands of drug users and dealers have been killed in both police operations and murders by unknown assailants. Nearly all of these victims were poor Filipinos who lived in informal settlements in the country’s largest and most populous cities. The Philippine case is not unique. Echoes of the Philippine experience can be found worldwide.

This conference aims to bring together journalists and scholars who have explored the nexus between urban poverty, policing, and violence. It will explore how violence is woven into the fabric of policing strategies that have focused on the security and safety of the rich and the middle class, and on criminalizing the poor as thieves, drug addicts, and scoundrels. Seen in this light, the war on crime is but the latest expression of a decades-long war against the urban poor.

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Making Autonomy Real? What's Happening with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Making Autonomy Real? What's Happening with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines

Join independent analyst and consultant David Timberman -- coming straight from the region -- for a conversation about current developments in the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). 

With a plebiscite earlier this year, the creation of the BARMM took its final steps and the official inauguration of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority is imminent. The BARMM replaces the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, a previous effort at negotiating autonomy between the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front, which was widely viewed as a failure. The establishment of the BARMM represents the outcome of decades of negotiations and faces significant challenges for security, governance, and development.

David Timberman is an independent scholar and development practitioner who has addressed the challenges of democratic politics and governance in Southeast Asia for over thirty years.

For more information and to register for the event, click here

Hosted by: 

  • Wagner's Office of International Programs

  • NYSEAN

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Disinformation Crisis and Southeast Asian Elections: Behind the Scenes of Fake News Production and Fact-Check Interventions
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

Disinformation Crisis and Southeast Asian Elections: Behind the Scenes of Fake News Production and Fact-Check Interventions

  • Columbia University International Affairs Building Rm. 918 (map)
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This talk explores the everyday digital labor of fake news production and the fact-check interventions that attempt to combat the disinformation crisis particularly in Southeast Asia. Drawing from the study "Architects of Networked Disinformation" which focused on the work arrangements and moral justifications of disinformation producers in the Philippines, the focus of the talk is to move beyond naming and shaming exceptional villain influencers to identify the vulnerabilities in both political and media ecosystems that make political trolling a lucrative sideline gig for elite strategists as well as precarious creative workers. The talk also identifies current challenges facing election integrity interventions and country-specific legislation against fake news in light of forthcoming elections in Indonesia and the Philippines. I reflect on Facebook's new investments supporting fact-check partners and content moderators in the region, which on one hand offer possibilities for culturally appropriate local response but on the other hand create incentive structures that once again target low-hanging fruits and not the real masterminds of fake news.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Corpus Ong (PhD, Cambridge) is Associate Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Television and New Media. He is co-author of the public report "Architects of Networked Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News Production in the Philippines", funded by the British Council. He is currently project leader of "Reality Check"–an election integrity project that promotes voter literacy around disinformation for the May 2019 Philippine midterm elections.  

Moderated by:

Sheila Coronel, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism, Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia Journalism School.

Pizza will be provided!

Hosted by NYSEAN, Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Journalism School, and Southeast Asian Students Initiative at Columbia University.

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The Cleaners, A Film by Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Cleaners, A Film by Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block

  • 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
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Explore the shadow industry of "content moderators" hired by Silicon Valley in "The Cleaners," a documentary directed by Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block. 

Young people in the city of Manila are paid to sift through and remove what they deem to be inappropriate content on the internet, moderating thousands upon thousands of troubling images and videos during the course of a ten-hour shift. In a parallel struggle, the directors met people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. 

Evolving from a shared vision of a global village to a dangerous web of fake news, extremism and radicalization, the film charts the rise and fall of social media's utopian ideology. 

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Hosted by Yale MacMillan Center and the Council on Southeast Asia Studies.

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Insurrecto! With Gina Apostol and Sabina Murray
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Insurrecto! With Gina Apostol and Sabina Murray

  • 112 W 27th St Suite 600 New York, NY 10001 (map)
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Join us for a reading with Gina Apostol to celebrate her latest work of fiction, Insurrecto, a tour de force about about the Philippines’ past and present told through rivaling scripts from an American filmmaker and her Filipino translator. The book was one of the New York Times’ Editor’s Choices for 2018 and won comparisons to Nabokov and Borges for its kaleidoscopic structure. With her trademark wit, uncommon humor, layering of forgotten histories and dueling narratives, Apostol tells the story of the atrocities that faced Filipinos who rose up against their colonizers during the Philippine-American war at the turn of the 20th century. As Laurel Fauntauzzo writes, “It does strike me that the narrative is cackling and weeping at the same time, which would seem to me a particularly Philippine way of existing.” Apostol will be joined by Filipina-Australian writer Sabina Murray, the author of Valiant Gentlemen.

Reserve a seat here.

Hosted by Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

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Proudly Inauthentic: Filipino Diaspora Cooking with Dale Talde
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Proudly Inauthentic: Filipino Diaspora Cooking with Dale Talde

What does it look like to view your own culture through another country’s lens? How does that lens change from generation to generation, country to country? Diaspora cooking navigates a landscape of immigration, displacement, assimilation, and multiple generational and cultural lenses, often all at once.

Join three-time Top Chef contestant Dale Talde, as he talks about the ins and outs of Filipino American cooking through the lenses of immigration, assimilation, and labor. From 2nd generation to 3rd generation, the Philippines to Brooklyn, explore Filipino diaspora cooking, and taste some of Talde’s “proudly inauthentic recipes.”

An informal reception with book signings and small bites will follow.

Purchase tickets here.

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Call Her Ganda: World Premiere
Apr
19
to Apr 24

Call Her Ganda: World Premiere

In 2014, a transgender Filipina woman was brutally murdered and left in a motel room in the Philippines. When a U.S. Marine was identified as the primary suspect, it set off a cascading response of protests and legal action, revealing undercurrents of transphobia and deep-seated post-colonial tensions between the United States and the Philippines. Director PJ Raval follows investigative journalist Meredith Talusan as she immerses herself in the case and attempts to unravel these various tensions in the middle of a media firestorm. Meanwhile, attorney Virgie Suarez seeks to illuminate the truth from inside the courtroom, and the victim's mother finds a voice she never knew she had. Call Her Ganda examines the marginalization of transgender Filipinos throughout the country's violent colonial history and raises complex questions about sovereignty, justice, and the right to self-determination. 

There will be multiple screenings in multiple locations at various dates. Find more information here

Hosted by Tribeca Film Festival



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Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church's Response
Feb
6
4:00 PM16:00

Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church's Response

  • Columbia International Affairs Building Rm. 918 (map)
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Assigned to Davao city during Rodrigo Duterte's mayoralty, Fr. Picardal helped document nearly 1,500 killings linked to the Davao Death Squad. Imprisoned and tortured during the Marcos era, he has spent many years on Mindanao as an educator and human rights advocate. Until recently, Fr. Picardal was in charge of the Catholic Bishops Conference Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities. He is a prolific writer and has preached against the "blood lust" in the latest round of killings linked to Duterte's war on drugs.

The talk will be moderated by Professor Sheila Coronel of the Columbia Journalism School.

Hosted by NYSEAN

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Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church's Response
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church's Response

  • Chancellor's Suite, Seton Hall University (map)
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Assigned to Davao city during Rodrigo Duterte's mayoralty, Fr. Picardal helped document nearly 1,500 killings linked to the Davao Death Squad. Imprisoned and tortured during the Marcos era, he has spent many years on Mindanao as an educator and human rights advocate. Until recently, Fr. Picardal was in charge of the Catholic Bishops Conference Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities. He is a prolific writer and has preached against the "blood lust" in the latest round of killings linked to Duterte's war on drugs.


Hosted by NYSEAN and the Center for Emerging Powers and Transnational Trends

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Stop The Killings: Duterte's War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Stop The Killings: Duterte's War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma

Join the NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) for a special event highlighting photojournalist Raffy Lerma’s work that has captured harrowing scenes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs. Lerma’s photos, featured by the NY Times and other mainstream media outlets, expose the Philippine government’s systemic violence against the country’s poor. Learn from Lerma and NYCHRP the realities of the War on Drugs and how the international human rights community can stand with its victims and the Filipino people who are resisting state repression.

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Republic of the Philippines: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Republic of the Philippines: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano

The Asia Society is delighted to host Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter S. Cayetano for a major policy address on Philippines-U.S. relations. His address will be followed by a moderated discussion.

Secretary Cayetano is in the position to provide insight into the Duterte administration’s foreign policy priorities — from the country’s relations with the U.S. and China, to its approach on the South China Sea disputes, to its pursuit of a more independent foreign policy. As the current chair of ASEAN, the Philippines will be hosting the East Asia Summit in Manila this November. What should observers expect to be on the agenda at the summit? Will there be a formal meeting between President Duterte and President Trump?

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