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Tiongson to lecture on nation and indie films at Ateneo

Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson will deliver his lecture “From Aparri to Tawi-Tawi: Indie Film Defines the Filipino Nation from Below,” on Feb. 21, 6 pm, at the Faura Hall AVR, Ateneo de Manila University.

The lecture is the seventh in the series entitled “The Third Golden Age?: The New Wave Filipino Indie Film, 1999-2012,” of the Ateneo’s School of Humanities master class program.

To help prepare students for the lecture, Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s film “Ang Huling Balyan ng Buhi” will be shown before the lecture, 4:30 pm at the Faura AVR.

Tiongson is the editor of the Urian Anthology series, a comprehensive history of Philippine cinema from the 1970s to the present.  He was formerly Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dean of the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines where he is also Professor Emeritus, and a member of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino.  Tiongson obtained his AB in Humanities at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines in 1979.

All the lectures are open to the public. For inquiries and reservations, please call the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies,426-6001 loc. 5340/5341.

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