In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary and amid the health and human rights crisis in the country, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, through its human rights education institution Active Vista, launches on September 19, Saturday, the 8th edition of Active Vista International Human Rights Festival (AVIHRF).
The AVIHRF is an annual event that celebrates rights, freedoms, and dignity through stories of human struggles with the use of film screenings, exhibits, performances, forums, and events. These aim to engage the public in discourses and conversations on human rights and democracy. With the theme “Walang Pipikit 360” (No One Blinks an Eye), this year’s edition of AVIHRF invites us to open our eyes, look closely, and pay attention to the worsening human rights situation in our country.
Schedule of Activities
ACTIVE VISTA INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL
“Walang Pipikit 360”
Active Vista presents films on the frontlines that speak truth to power. The films banner the most relevant issues of our times, inviting us to look closer and beyond the headlines, and examine the social architecture and infrastructures that enable the horrors that haunt our nation.
Active Vista presents stories at the home fronts that redefine battle lines. The films present varying narratives of personal struggles in the context of society, ushering us to a reflection of our quest for truth as an innately human act of liberation.
RESISTANCE IN MEMORY
Active Vista presents digitally restored films of the ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project that created cultural blueprints of our history. The films chronicle the periods and facets of our peoples’ struggles, imprinting a collective remembrance of our courage and resistance.
ACTIVE VISTA FRAMES
Active Vista features short films that tell compelling stories on different frames of human struggles. Curated into three programs, these films bear witness to life’s intricacy and absurdity, depth and humor, pain and beauty through a parade of stories captured through the lens of the participating filmmakers — women telling stories of resistance, artists reclaiming spaces to present the true narratives of our communities, and individuals immersing in the process of the expression of their personal struggles in our society.
September 19- 8pm to September 28- 12mn