Nov. 24 (Thursday)
1 p.m. : Say I Do (Canada/Philippines)
& Inang Bayan (Philippines)
4 p.m. : Iron Jawed Angels (U.S.A.)
7 p.m. : A Little Color (Switzerland)
9:30 p.m. : Phir Milenge (India)
Nov. 25 (Friday, FILIPINO DAY!)
1 p.m. : Ang Tanging Ina
4 p.m. : Minsa'y Isang Gamu-gamo
7 p.m. : Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?
9:30 p.m. : Moral
Nov. 26 (Saturday)
1 p.m. : She Says: Women In News (U.S.A.)
4 p.m. : A Little Color (Switzerland)
7 p.m. : Te Doy Mis Ojos (Spain)
9:30 p.m. : The Road Home (China)
Nov. 27 (Sunday)
1 p.m. : Everybody Loves Alice (Sweden)
4 p.m. : Say I Do (Canada/Philippines)
& Inang Bayan (Philippines)
7 p.m. : Baran (Iran)
9:30 p.m. : Iron Jawed Angels (U.S.A.)
Nov. 28 (Monday)
1 p.m. : Dahil Mahal Kita (Philippines)
4 p.m. : Manthan (India)
7 p.m. : Frida (Mexico)
9:30 p.m. : Anak (Philippines)
Nov. 29 (Tuesday)
1 p.m. : Tumaini (Tanzania)
4 p.m. : Baran (India)
7 p.m. : The Road Home (China)
9:30 p.m. : She Says : Women In News (U.S.A.)
Some 5 min. films shall be shown before selected feature films.
ADMISSION IS FREE (First come, First served)!!!
IRON JAWED ANGELS (2004, U.S.A.)
This HBO film recounts for a contemporary audience a key chapter in U.S. history: in this case, the struggle of American women to win the right to vote. Stars Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond and Angelica Huston. Directed by Katja von Garnier.
SAY I DO (2002, CANADA/PHILIPPINES)
This revealing documentary, made for Canadian television, chronicles the stories of three "mail-order brides" from the Philippines now living in the remote towns of Canada. It also examines the dilemma facing a Filipina considering the same fate. Directed by Arlene Ami.
YNANG-BAYAN: TO BE A WOMAN IS TO LIVE AT A TIME OF WAR (1991, PHILIPPINES)
A documentary film by Nick Deocampo in collaboration with women artists, focusing on the historical and political struggles of the women's movement in the Philippines at the time of martial law.
FIVE FEMINIST MINUTES (1990, CANADA)
A collection of 20 short, partly experimental, films by Canadian women, which display an awareness of the feminism of social injustice and everyday life.
A LITTLE COLOR (2002, SWITZERLAND)
Christelle is a hairdresser who runs away from her husband after a violent quarrel. She encounters new friends and acquaintances, and enters a journey of rediscovering herself. Directed by Patricia Plattner.
PHIR MILENGE (2004, INDIA)
A Bollywood tale about Tamanna, a charming, 26-year-old woman, who breathes fresh air into the lives of everyone she meets -- until she discovers that she is HIV-positive. Directed by Revathy.
ANG TANGING INA (2003, PHILIPPINES)
With 3 dead husbands and 12 children to take care of, Ina fights to be both a provider and homemaker. Frustrated between staying out to earn a living and staying in to take care of her children, she desperately hides her hardships. Stars Ai-Ai de las Alas. Directed by Wenn Deramas.
MINSA'Y ISANG GAMU-GAMO (1976, PHILIPPINES)
A lady nurse whose family resides near a US military base harbors an American dream. She wants to live and work in the U.S.. With her ambition, she ignores the gross injustices and abuses brought about by the American military presence in the country. Stars Nora Aunor and Jay Ilagan. Directed by Lupita Aquino–Kashiwahara.
BATA, BATA…PAANO KA GINAWA? (1998, PHILIPPINES)
Based on the award-winning novel of Lualhati Bautista, the film tells the story of Lea Bustamante, a woman who chooses to live based on her own principles and not upon the dictates of society. She is also a mother of two from different fathers who faces the reality of losing her children to the fathers. Stars Vilma Santos. Directed by Chito Roño
TUMAINI (2005, TANZANIA)
This is a story of a child-woman – Tumaini – struggling to keep her family together following the successive deaths of her father and mother because of AIDS. Written and Directed by Beatrix Mugishagwe.
MORAL (1982, PHILIPPINES)
Moral is a landmark film not only because it tackles important feminist issues relevant today, but because it stands as a testament to the shifting sexual and social mores of a turbulent decade in Philippine film history. Stars Gina Alajar, Amy Austria, Sandy Andolong and Laurice Guillen. Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya.
SHE SAYS : WOMEN IN NEWS (2001, U.S.A.)
This documentary captures the perspectives of ten women in positions of power in the news business, and examines the unique personality traits that make them voices for change. Directed by Barbara Rick.
TE DOY MIS OJOS (TAKE MY EYES, 2003, SPAIN)
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son. Her husband soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, but she fears he will return to his violent ways. Directed by Iciar Bollain.
THE ROAD HOME (1999, CHINA)
A city businessman returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds out for the first time how his mother had admired and supported his father from the time they first met. Zhang Ziyi. Directed by Zhang Yimou.
BARAN (2001, IRAN)
Set in Iran, it tells the story of an Afghani refugee father whose injury threatens his family's future, a child too weak to fill his shoes, and a native Iranian son forced to trade places with an immigrant. A Sidebar film directed by Majid Majidi.
DAHIL MAHAL KITA (1993, PHILIPPINES)
This drama chronicles the colorful life of Dolzura Cortez, the first publicly recognized AIDS patient in the Philippines. Stars Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon. Directed by Laurice Guillen.
MANTHAN (THE CHURNING, 1976, INDIA)
A peasant woman spearheads a revolt at a milk co-operative when corrupt local politicians and middlemen exploit the farmers. A Sidebar film directed by Shyam Benegal.
FRIDA (2002, MEXICO)
Brilliant colors bring famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to vibrant life in a biopic with a captivating performance by Salma Hayek. Directed by Julie Taymor.
ANAK (2000, PHILIPPINES)
This is a thought-provoking drama about family and the various effects of parental absence due to overseas employment. The film examines the relationship of OFW parents and their children. Stars Vilma Santos, Claudine Baretto and Joel Torre. Directed by Rory B. Quintos.
EVERYBODY LOVES ALICE (2002, SWEDEN)
Alice is a twelve-year-old daughter who feels a number of different emotions upon her parents' separation. As she competes with his mistress and her son for her father's love, Alice finds that she is surprisingly amenable to her new familial situation. Written and directed by Richard Hobert
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