Events: Movie Blue Talks Presents Michael D. Pante

April 03, 2017

Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), Filipino Department (ADMU), and Critic Culture will host a lecture by Michael D. Pante titled"Funding the Filipino Film School." The lecture, a part of the Sine Bughaw Talks, is on Apr. 7, 2017, Friday, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at Faura Audio Visual Room, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture is open to the public.

Pante's abstract reads: " From the late 1990s to the present, the use of the school as a mainstream filipino film became more presumed than in the previous decades. From sociological commentary (e.g., Moral, Batch '81)to movies focused on the teen market (e.g., Dear Diary, Wooly Booly, Hataw Na!, Use),as well as the current blend of indie cinema (e.g., Pistorius, Dance of Two Left Footy),can see the power of the school space to present themes such as consciousness, friendship, opposition to tradition and surveillance, love, and activism. This is an initial spelling interview to illustrate the relationship between the films mentioned inhistorical geographyof schools in Manila, particularly the cluster of two clusters of schools in the heart of Manila (U-belt) and in the former remote areas of Quezon City (Dark and Katipunan)."

About the lecturer

Michael D. Pante is an instructor in the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He serves as the Associate Editor of the journal Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Kyoto. His dissertation is about the historical geography of Quezon City.

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