THE Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival for Health partner to bring awareness to mental health and health-related issues in the country through “Balik Tanaw,” a free film online screening. From October 23-30, films on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, and Dementia will be screened on the CCP Vimeo channel for free. The featured films — Oh, Aking Katoto by Kelvin Aguilar, Rekuwerdo by Kristoffer Brugada, and Wish by Sheen Irerick Seekts — were part of the 3rd Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival.
It’s that time of the year again when the world pays tribute to one of the most versatile staples in the dinner table—pastas! That’s right, October is World Pasta Month, where every day is pasta day. It is undoubtedly the most beloved food around the globe. Locally, pasta is an endearing favourite that has shaped how Filipinos bond. Whether it’s a birthday or a simple dinner, no celebration is complete without a plate of spaghetti on the table. This year, San Remo is celebrating the family tradition of pastas and reminding us that though some of us may be apart, we are still together through the launch of its World Pasta Month E-Celebration.
Birthed from her coronavirus scare experience, startup founder Trisha Garcia came up with the startling idea to organize a virtual party where people can conveniently socialize with others from the comfort of their own homes, but in a lively set-up. “I encountered a traumatizing health scare. I had a close friend who was in the ICU for almost a month and that worried me in several ways. I was out and about running errands the week before I heard about his health condition. And even when we didn’t personally see each other – the moment he caught the virus, I, too, thought I had it. His situation affected me negatively.”
THE CCP Arthouse Cinema Online celebrates the National Indigenous People’s Month this October with special screening of “K’na, The Dreamweaver” and “Tembong (Connecting)” on October 9 to 11, 2020. 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 weave together her village’s warring tribe. But will she give up on love to do so?
SIX months into the coronavirus pandemic, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is seeking to normalize its operations, keeping the whole complex a safe ground and actively migrating to the digital platforms to make arts and culture still in the forefront of the social development in the country, while keeping as many artists’ livelihoods as possible. On September 8, 9am, the Center held its first flag ceremony since it locked down on March 15.