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“Women And The Camera” At The CCP Arthouse Cinema

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“Women And The Camera” At The CCP Arthouse Cinema

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To celebrate the National Women’s Month, the CCP Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (CCP FBNMD) will have a special film screening that highlights the different facets, strengths and braveries of Filipino women.

Tagged “Women and the Camera” the featured films are:  full-length film “Ronda (Patrol)” by Nick Olanka and short feature “Gutab” by Mary Andrea Palmares, on view starting at 3pm, March 11 until March 18, at the CCP Vimeo Channel.

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“Ronda” follows the story of a policewoman, named Paloma, who is torn between the realities of her job and being a mother to a teenage son. Despite her son Leo missing for two days, she continues to patrol around the city every night.

The movie presents a slice of her life as she deals with her regulars — crooks that roam the night and crooks that litter within the police force, characters that test her values and validates her ideals as an enforcer of the law, as a mother, and ultimately as a human being.

Meanwhile, “Gutab centers on two young women, Jo-an and Sabel, who live two different lives in a small provincial town.

Known for winning different local beauty pageants, Jo-an is the epitome of an innocent and beautiful young woman. On the other hand, Sabel is a mat weaver’s daughter who dreams to be free from certain societal constraints. Their last encounter together before Sabel leaves home urges Jo-an to make a life-changing decision.

Members of the CCP Film Society will enjoy the exclusive screening of “Babae” by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo.

The coming-of-age short feature tells about the two women who grow up together in a slum community beside the railroad tracks and become best friends during childhood. They share their dreams during teenage years, and eventually start their own family during adulthood when a child accidentally enters their lives. Real stories of a woman and a woman are added to give color to this black-and-white film.

Watch “Ronda” and “Babae” at vimeo.com/showcase/ccparthousecinema, available worldwide. Info on how to access the CCP Film Society Exclusives for the month of May will be emailed to the members.

For more updates on film-related events, follow the Cultural Center of the Philippines and CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media social media accounts.

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