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FDCP highlights women’s stories in Cine Filipina.
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has recently launched Cine Filipina, a film festival that highlights the stories of women. The festival aims to showcase the talents of female filmmakers and to give voice to the stories of women from different walks of life.
Cine Filipina features a diverse selection of films that explore various themes and issues that affect women in the Philippines. From stories of empowerment and resilience to tales of struggle and survival, the festival offers a glimpse into the lives of Filipino women and their experiences.
One of the films featured in the festival is “Babae at Baril” (The Girl and the Gun), directed by Rae Red. The film tells the story of a saleslady who finds a gun and decides to take control of her life. The film explores the themes of gender inequality and violence against women, and how women can fight back against these issues.
Another film featured in the festival is “Lingua Franca,” directed by Isabel Sandoval. The film tells the story of an undocumented trans woman who works as a caregiver in Brooklyn. The film explores the themes of identity, migration, and the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Cine Filipina also features short films that tackle various issues affecting women, such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, and gender discrimination. These films offer a platform for female filmmakers to showcase their talents and to raise awareness about the issues that affect women in the Philippines.
The FDCP hopes that Cine Filipina will inspire more female filmmakers to tell their stories and to create more opportunities for women in the film industry. The festival also aims to promote gender equality and to empower women by giving them a voice and a platform to share their stories.
In a statement, FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza DiÃ±o-Seguerra said, “We are proud to showcase the works of female filmmakers who have been pushing the boundaries of storytelling and representation. Cine Filipina is a celebration of women’s stories and a testament to the power of cinema to inspire change and promote equality.”
Cine Filipina runs from November 19 to 24, 2019, at the Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City. The festival is open to the public, and tickets are available at the venue.