Sunday, June 26, 2011

SM Green Film Festival features Environment Themed Film "Sangtuwaryo"

With the opening of a new academic year, SM Supermalls once again rolls out its Green Film Festival, a project by SM Prime Holdings which provides free screening of environment-themed films for students.

Spreading the environmental advocacy using the visual medium, SM aims to show the beauty of the planet, to teach the value of conserving man's shared resources and to plan and practice environmental efforts towards a sustainable future. Free screenings are available every third Monday and Tuesday of the month at SM Cinema 2 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

This year, SM features Sangtuwaryo, a 2009 film by Cebuano artists about blast fishing aims to prod local government units to establish marine sanctuaries.

Sangtuwaryo is an 80-minute film revolving around the life of a poor but scrupulous fisherman who finds himself in a compromising position by engaging in blast fishing when his son falls ill.

The film was written by Corazon Rosales-Jayma and directed by Archie Modequillo and was produced by the Law of Nature Foundation and the Visayan Sea Squadron headed by lawyer Tony Oposa, a 2009 Ramon Magsaysay awardee. Part of the film shows the efforts of residents of Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, in establishing a marine sanctuary.

Also featured in the festival are the documentaries are State of the Planet and Project Noel.

For bookings and inquiries, public schools may contact 297.6998.

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