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Required Activity: Freedom Film Festival

Freedom Film Festival (FFF) is an annual event of the organization that aims to strengthen the independent film industry and to inspire young, talented students and film aficionados to continue patronizing and promoting indie films.

Team Comm is inviting film enthusiasts, and students – even those who are waiting for their next class – to be inspired by the storytellers of this time. Producers, writers, directors, and artists of the screened films will be invited and be given the chance to interact with the audience. They will be sharing their firsthand experience to enlighten the audience about independent cinema.

The event screenings will take place from Thursday, September 25 until Friday, October 10 at De La Salle University-Manila in William Shaw Little Theater located inside William Hall.

 

Dear students,

Please choose 1 or 2 films to watch for review.  Your attendance and reflection paper will stand in lieu of 1 class we will missed between October 28 to November 12, 2014.  Reflection paper (2 pages in length, double-spaced) should contain a selfie of you in one of the screening dates.  Deadline of paper will be November 13, 2014.

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/DLSUFreedomFilmFestival?fref=ts

cheers,

Dr. Jeane

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Watch the Opening Film of the UN Climate Change Summit September 23, 2014

Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, What’s Possible calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a livable climate and future for humankind.

Learn more about climate change and take action at takepart.com/climate.

For Genders Students: Required Book

Get your copy now from National Bookstore at 350.00 only!

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Emma Watson speaks up for gender equality

Emma Watson formally invited men to join the fight for gender equality in a moving speech on Sept. 21, launching the HeForShe campaign. In her role as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, she spoke about how impossible it is to achieve equality of the sexes if only one sex participates in the fight:

I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.

For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.

… Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.

We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.

… I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too—reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves.

Way to go, Hermione!

For more head  over to Huffingtonpost.com.

Students, attention!

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