Free movies! Free snacks!

13 Dec

In line with the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and the International Migrants’ Day, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and OWWA cordially invite you to a cineforum on December 16, 2010, 7 p.m.  at the POLO/OWWA Office, Calle Alcala 149 2B, Madrid, Spain.   The Cineforum will feature films that tackle Philippine migration, overseas Filipinos and other related issues. The activity seeks to raise awareness on issues attendant to migration, intermarriage, among others.

An immigrant’s dream is the American nightmare.  RIGODON follows the spiritual journey of three Filipino immigrants in New York City whose lives intertwine in the age of racial profiling and government crackdowns. Best Film,  International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers, Greece, 2006; Official Selection,   Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival, 2006; Official Selection, New York Filipino Film Festival, 2006

Fidel tells the story of an OFW who was raped by his employer. Enraged with what happened, Fidel kills the employer and lands himself on death row. But reporters learned about Fidel’s past — a boy-next-door type who grew up with a loving family, a profile that doesn’t fit the picture of a killer. However, Fidel insists that he killed his employer on purpose. Find out what was Fidel’s purpose.  Semifinalist, Cinemalaya 2007; Nominated, Best Screenplay, 2010 PMPC Star Awards for Movies; and Official Selection, Filipino International Film Festival – Los Angeles, California. Directed by Mark Shandii Bacolod.

Snacks will be served 🙂

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