Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Asian Center will hold "Tumandok: Showcasing West Visayan Culture through Films" on 12 November 2019, 8:30 am –12 nn, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, frist served. Walk-ins are welcome but participants are encouraged to sign up.



Hutik Sang Paminsaron (Whisper of the Mind) 
         by Edgar John Zaragoza
         Summary: Placed in a dark room unraveling her own thoughts
         5 mins, Finalist, Student + Youth, CineKasimanwa 6

Joseph, Joseph 
         by Gio Enzo Lebourg
         5 mins, Finalist, Student + Youth, CineKasimanwa 6

Amiel, Modern Albularyo (Amiel, Modern Quack Doctor/Herbalist)
         by Jayson Cineta
         Finalist, Student + Youth, CineKasimanwa 6

Hagas sa Katalagman (Weakened by Peril)
         by Rovic Lopez
         Summary: Man chased by his fears
         6.07 mins, Best Short Film Winner, Student + Youth, CineKasimanwa 6

Katungdanan (Obligation)
         by Richard Salvadico and Kat Sumagaysay
         Summary: Father and son through the daily struggles of life
         13.20 mins, Jury Prize, Student + Youth, CineKasimanwa 6


Pagkadamuhal (Being Rude) 
         by Aldrich Rosano
         Finalist, Main Competition, CineKasimanwa 6

Hila(u)was (Lust) 
         by Dennis Hubag
         Summary: Sins of the born
         9.05 mins, Jury Prize Winner, Main Competition, CineKasimanwa 6

Pamati-i Bala Ang Akon mga Ihutik Nga Binalaybay (Listen to the Poems that I'll Whisper) 
         by Elvert Bañares
         Summary: Interpretation of "Ang Ilongga nga Nagsasakay sa Habal-habal" (The Ilongga Who Rode a Motorcycle Taxi) by Filipino poet Karla Quisumbing)
         4.16 mins, Nominee, Gawad Urian 2019

Ribuk (Revolt)
         by Carlo Navarrete
         Finalist, Main Competition, CineKasimanwa 6

Ang Babayi sa Bahura (The Woman in the Reef)
         by Kyle Fermindoza
         Summary: A father who keeps on seeing memories of his daughter
         11.32 mins, Best Short Film Winner, Main Competition, CineKasimanwa 6

         by Kurt Soberano
         Jury Prize Winner, Main Competition, CineKasimanwa 6


The film screening is organized by UP KASANAG (Katilingban Sang Nakatundang Kabisayaan) and the UP Asian Center. It is copresented by CineKasimanwa and Western Visayas Filmmakers Network. The film screenings are one of several events lined up for November 12, including a roundtable-book launch at 1 pm, and free screenings of West Asia-related films at 3 pm.

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This event is part of the Asian Center's 64th anniversary celebrations. View full list activities and sign up.


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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded atthe journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.