Monday, 25 October 2021

RESBAK Events for Nov–Dec 2018

In line with the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this International Human Rights Day 2018 (December 10), RESBAK has lined up/helped organize several activities. We hope you will be able to join us as we countdown to and commemorate this special day.

WHAT: RESBAK Film Fest: Fight for Human Rights in the Philippines
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM EST
WHERE: One Pace Plaza, Pace University Spruce Street Entrance Lecture Hall North New York, New York 10038


The evening’s program features various short films made by RESBAK, starting in 2016 and up to this year. Part 1 covers the bloody ‘war on drugs’ of the Duterte administration through various perspectives and cinematic forms, while Part 2 explores the Filipino people’s response to the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines’ Cemetery of Heroes, martial law in Mindanao, the Marawi crisis, as well as the United People’s State of the Nation Address in 2017 and 2018. (There will be a brief intermission between Parts 1 and 2.)

Following the screening, there will be an open discussion with the audience to share reactions and thoughts, and moderators will answer any questions.

The Malaya Movement, Filipino Youth International, and Peace Action at Pace University extend our thanks to RESBAK for this collaboration in advance of International Human Rights Day on December 10th. In September, the International People’s Tribunal on the Philippines convened in Brussels to hear testimony from experts and survivors on poverty, homelessness, the “drug war,” political persecution, extrajudicial killings, the oppression of women, and a range of other issues. The Tribunal found Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, backed by the U.S. President Donald Trump, responsible for human rights violations against the people of the Philippines, further bolstering the call for the International Criminal Court to take action in its investigation of Duterte’s crimes. Malaya Movement joins the Filipino people in the Philippines and across the world in their struggle for justice, freedom, and genuine democracy. We also call on the American people to take a stand by calling on our representatives in the United States to end support for Duterte’s murderous regime. We demand for an end to the more than $180 million U.S. tax dollars to the Philippine military and law enforcement, which is being used to further commit human rights violations against the Filipino people.

Please RSVP here:

For list of films and other details, please visit the Facebook event page here:


WHAT: CineRESBAK: Decades of Resistance Films
WHEN: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3 PM – 10 PM
WHERE: UPFI Film Center – Cine Adarna


WHAT: Artist Talk: Memory Project – The Thirteen Artists in Times of Repression
WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3 PM – 10 PM
WHERE: Cultural Center of the Philippines


Everyone is invited to take part in the gathering of Artists for Human Rights (AHRT!) and take a stand for Human Rights and Human Dignity amidst the alarming threats on our rights, freedoms and dignity as a nation.

Together, as artists and cultural workers, let us celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this International Human Rights Day 2018 and express our unwavering collective resolve to uphold, protect, and promote Human Rights.

AHRT! Artists Gathering for Human Rights shall happen on December 3, 2018 at the Cine Adarna, UP Film Center and December 8, 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

You may confirm your attendance by sending an email to

For other details, please visit the Facebook event page: (for Dec 3)

AHRT! is organized by Active Vista | Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines – Go Just Project | Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) | Cultural Center of the Philippines | DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism | HUDYAT: Filipino Artists for Human Dignity | Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI) | Pinoy Media Center (PMC) | Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings (RESBAK) | TUDLA Productions | UP Film Institute