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#CineMakulay2018 to screen 14 LGBTQI indie short films

In celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride month, the Bahaghari-Metro Manila – a multisectoral militant and nationalist LGBT organization based in Metro Manila – will launch the second CineMakulay LGBT Film Festival on June 17 at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

In celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride month, the Bahaghari-Metro Manila – a multisectoral militant and nationalist LGBT organization based in Metro Manila – will launch the second CineMakulay LGBT Film Festival on June 17 at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

CineMakulay features 14 short films and documentaries that tackle different issues that LGBT community faces.

Simula nang maganap ang Stonewall Riots sa New York City noong Hunyo 28, 1969, masasabing malayo na ang narating ng sektor ng mga lesbiyana, bakla, biseksuwal, at transgender (LGBT) sa pakikipaglaban para sa pagkilala at pantay na karapatan (Since the Stonewall Riots in New York City in June 28, 1969, it can be said that the LGBT sector has gone a long way in the struggle for recognition and equal rights),” Bahaghari said. “Ngunit sa kabila nito, nananatili pa ring pangarap ang isang lipunang may kalayaan, hustisya, at may puso para sa sambayanan kung saan kabilang ang mga LGBT. Ito ang dahilan kaya walang-sawa pa ring kumikilos ang sektor ng kumawala sa rehas ng diskriminasyon, kahirapan, at kawalang-katarungan (Despite this, a free, just, and loving society that includes LGBT people remains a dream. Thus, the LGBT sector persists in struggling to break free from the shackles of discrimination, poverty, and injustice).”

Bahaghari Metro- Manila hopes that through short films and documentaries “… tatalakayin ang ugnayan ng uri, kasarian, katarungan, kapayapaan, at ang halaga nito sa kasalukuyang kalagayan at pakikibaka ng mga Pilipinong LGBT (the intersections of class, gender, justice, peace, and their significance in the current context and struggle of Filipino LGBT people are tackled).”

Here is the list short films and documentaries at CineMakulay 2018:

SLAY by Cha Roque
A LETTER TO THE PERSON I HAVE MET ON TINDER by James Allen Fajardo
ADAM AND DAVID by James Gutierrez
HIRES by Felinor Kryl Torres
11:11 by Chesca Pagulayan
INCLUDE EVERYONE: Liberia-Philippines Solidarity for LGBT+ by John Ryan Mendoza
CLAIRE by Borj Danao
LAST FLIGHT by Philip Vargas
MICHAEL: LUMAD, GURO, BAKLA by Bernadette Villanueva Neri
STOP PERSECUTING LGBT by Marc Villanea
LESBYANANG MANDIRIGMA by Sine Proletaryo
SUNUGIN ANG APARADOR! by Gio Potes
KASAL SA SONANG GERILYA by Sine Proletaryo
TIBÔNG-TIBÔ (Parody Cover by BAHAGHARI of the song Titibô-tibô)

The film festival, which is organized in partnership with the Cinematheque Centre Manila, UP Diliman Gender Office and Film Development Council of the Philippines, will run from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (Screening times:10am-12:30pm, 1pm-3:15pm, 3:45pm-6:00 pm, 6:30pm-9:00 pm). Guest performances from Danny Fabella and Pordalab will be at 1 pm and 3:45 pm, respectively.

Visit  #CineMakulay2018 for more information.

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A registered nurse, John Ryan (or call him "Rye") Mendoza hails from Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao (where, no, it isn't always as "bloody", as the mainstream media claims it to be, he noted). He first moved to Metro Manila in 2010 (supposedly just to finish a health social science degree), but fell in love not necessarily with the (err, smoggy) place, but it's hustle and bustle. He now divides his time in Mindanao (where he still serves under-represented Indigenous Peoples), and elsewhere (Metro Manila included) to help push for equal rights for LGBT Filipinos. And, yes, he parties, too (see, activists need not be boring! - Ed).

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