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March 21, 2007

Kamaru flies to Ateneo

Last Pebreru 9, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo De Manila University held Feast for the Eyes: A Visual Anthropology Festival at the MVP Building, as organized by the students of Dr. Ana Labrador.

The event featured exhibits, film-viewing, and talks about the roles of visual media and culture in an interconnected world. The following were the speakers and the title of their respective talks.

PAMANA: A Short Documentary
Dr. Fernando Zialcita, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University

Visual Anthropology Projects of the UP Asian Center Students
Dr. Floro Quibuyen, UP Asian Center, UP Diliman

Consumption Patterns: A Brandlab Video Project
Mr. Jos Ortega, Brandlab

The Current State of Kapampangan: An Audio-Visual Presentation
Mr. Jason Paul Laxamana, KAMARU
Mr. Gaspar Vibal, Vibal Publishing House

I actually showed the students video projects which different organizations in Pampanga had produced in attempts of promoting Kapampangan to Kapampangans and my personal attempts of cultural dissemination through new media, particularly the Internet through YouTube.

One of the videos I showed was the Pampanga tourism music video produced by the local government of Pampanga, featuring the ArtiSta. Rita song Maláus Ka Pampanga (Welcome To Pampanga).

Haven't seen it yet? Do now. See the clip at the end of this post. I wrapped up the talk by giving an analytical interpretation of the Kapampangan film Kaleldo by Brillante Mendoza, which I shall be doing here misan a aldo. I also showed a few scenes from the movie.

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