MIGRANTE Ontario Youth

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Kamalayan Friday with FCAR: “Philippines: Waging War on the People”

Posted by anakbayantoronto on February 4, 2010

Migrante Ontario Youth, in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture,
and in collaboration with
the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson
and the Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto,
presents

KAMALAYAN FRIDAY with FCAR
A film showing and discussion about human rights in the Philippines

Friday, February 5, 2010
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Oakham Lounge – 2nd Floor Oakham House
Ryerson University
63 Gould Street, Toronto
(north of Dundas St. East, west of Church St.)

PHILIPPINES:
WAGING WAR ON THE PEOPLE
A documentary about the campaign
to Stop the Killings in the Philippines

by Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy
2008, 25 min., documentary, ov Eng
Produced by Productions Multi-Monde and the Centre d’appui aux Philippines – Centre for Philippine Concerns (CAP-CPC)

Philippines: Waging War on the People by Montreal-based filmmakers Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy follows the story of Dr. Constancio Chandu Claver, an indigenous community leader from the Philippines who survives an assassination attempt that takes the life of his wife.

Alyce Claver is one of over 900 civilians, including students, workers, peasants and even a Bishop who have been assassinated in the Philippines since 2001 when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo came to power. The military and the police are clearly implicated and a climate of total impunity reigns.

This is “war on terrorism” Philippines-style. While community groups and progressive forces raise their voices in protest, the government continues to enjoy the backing of the international community and particularly the Bush administration.

The international campaign to Stop the Killings in the Philippines is gaining ground. In 2007 a Canadian Church and NGO-sponsored tour brought over Philippine church representatives, human rights workers and Dr. Chandu Claver.

Philippines: Waging War on the People follows the growing efforts to bring to light the situation in the Philippines, and some of the institutions and individuals who are adding volume to the voices of protest. Produced by Productions Multi-Monde and the Centre d’appui aux Philippines – Centre for Philippine Concerns (http://www.pmm.qc.ca/english/spip.php?article48)

For more information:
kamalayan.festival@gmail.com
fcar@ryerson.ca
647-239-6553

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This event is part of the KAMALAYAN Filipino Konsciousness Series, a series of events for Filipino youth, running from Fall 2009-Spring 2010, focusing on Philippine history, politics and issues. Kamalayan is a Tagalog word meaning “consciousness”.

kamalayan2009.wordpress.com

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