The CCP Arthouse Cinema Online honors Filipino teachers through Jerrold Tarog’s “Faculty”, a short feature film about two teachers in a private college whose views on how to educate their students clash.
With the opening of classes early this October, teachers are being burdened with unprecedented responsibilities as an aftermath of the Covid19 pandemic.
Poor Internet connectivity, lack of access to appropriate technology and gadgets for online education, and inadequate government support are among the long list of obstacles educators must hurdle daily.
Faculty (2010) is a 7:35-minute drama, which is a prequel to the full feature film “Senior Year.” It stars Che Ramos and Bea Garcia, and written by Tarog.
Meanwhile, the CCP celebrates the National Indigenous People’s Month this October with the special screening of “K’na, The Dreamweaver” and “Tembong (Connecting)” on October 9 to 11, 2020. Faculty will also be shown during this period.
Directed by Ida Anita del Mundo, the 85-minute film tells about Kana, a young T’boli woman who becomes a dreamweaver and has a chance to unite her village’s warring tribe. But will she give up on love to do so?
The film won Best Production Design and received the Special Jury Prize at the 2014 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
“Tembong” (Connecting) is a story of a T’boli man who collects a series of patterns when an abaca goddess visits him in his dreams. Grieving due to the death of his mother, he takes a journey of unearthing his history, prompting him to disregard the consequences of his actions. He defies a sanctified practice.
Directed by Shaira Advincula, the 15-minute film won the Special Jury Prize in the Short Feature Category of the 2019 Cinemalaya.
The featured Cinemalaya films, which tackle the plight of indigenous Filipinos from South Cotabato and that of Filipino educators, will be screened for 48 hours on Vimeo on Demand for free.
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