Friday, August 17, 2007

"Here to Stay," a docu film 'bout Human side of a Pinay Migration

Di ako mahilig nanuod ng mga pelikula o telenobelang Pinoy sa TV. Ang siste kasi, kundi man umaatikabong barilan, sampalan, suntukan, masyadong madudugo't violente. Puro awayan! Ang asar pa, malayo sa realidad, malayo sa katotohanan, masyadong OA (over-acting), IYAKAN at Luhaan, mga corning loving-loving, trayduran, oportunismo, sumbatan, mga kasawian at pamumuhay ng kaginhawaan (elitist). Bad trip talaga, walang kalatuy-latuy at kapupulutan ng ARAL. Subukan natin ang “Here to Stay,” kakaiba at sulit.
Kita-kita tayo sa darating na Sabado. - Doy / IPD


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The documentary film na “HERE to STAY” ay sa wakas ay ipapalabas na sa Pilipinas. Sa 18 Agosto, Sabado, 12:30 noon, sa Cinema 6 Gateway Mall as part of the annual Cinemanila International Film Festival.

Might be worth to spend your evening if you are not busy. I attached brief synopsis of the film for your information.
Thanks and regards,

Fidel Taguinod, RGN. BSN. MSc.

PhD Candidate
Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice
Dublin Institute of Technology
Aungier Street Dublin 2

Here to Stay tells a timely story about the human side of labour migration into Ireland. Shot in observational and interactive style, the filmmakers follow Filipino nurse, Fidel Taguinod, over a two-year period wherein he flowingly enacts the roles of nurse, migrant activist and bakla (gay) performer. Fidel leads the viewer through a series of migrant-led events, which together illustrate the political mobilization of overseas nurses and how trade unionism develops in a rapidly expanding multiracial Irish society. Through a sustained period of observational filming on the hospital ward, the film depicts Fidel’s managerial competence, his working relations with patients, consultants, Irish and overseas nursing staff. Fidel’s world outside the hospital environment, his social positioning in the Filipino community, alongside his domestic life in Laytown where he lives with
his Irish partner, is further explored, as is the negotiation of his gay identity in public performances such as ‘Miss Alternative Philippines’ and ‘Diva Manila’, in which he playfully mixes gay politics with migrant and multicultural issues.

Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines*

72-C Matahimik Street, Teachers’ Village Quezon City, Philippines
Email: cma@tri-isys. com
URL: www.pinoy-abroad. net
Telefax: +632 4330684
Telephone: +632 920 5003

*CMA is a member of the Migrant Forum in Asia (www.mfasia. org);
the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch ( ; and, Network Opposed to Violence Against Women Migrants (NOVA)

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