Nick Deocampo shares his knowledge on 100 years of Filipino cinema
As part of the special events that will take place around the Philippines, this year’s Spotlight Country, we invite you to our conference on “100 years of Filipino cinema: Film, Colonization, Culture”, given by renowned academic and specialist Nick Deocampo.
Cinema in the Philippines has a history deeply rooted in colonialism. While not native to the country, the arrival of moving images happened at a great historical juncture for the nation. The celebration of Filipino cinema’s centennial gives us an excellent opportunity to reflect on the shared memories between the Philippines and its former colonizers, Spain and the United States, remembering how films flourished immensely to become a national culture.
Nick Deocampo is the director of the Film Institute of the University of the Philippines and has served as the representative of the education sector before the Film Committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2014-2019). He is also the editor of two outstanding Filipino academic publications: Humanities Filima (editor in chief) and Plaridel (editorial manager), as well as the Filipino film magazine Pelikula, and author of books and articles on Southeast Asian cinema and the Philippines, including The End of National Cinema: Filipino Film at the Turn of the Century (2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the Gintong Aklat award.
We invite you to listen to a very personal look on the fascinating history of Filipino cinema, an artistic manifestation that is wrapped in the tradition and identity of the Philippines.
The conference will be 1:00 pm on the second floor of the Municipal Palace of San Miguel de Allende.