SM Supermall’s Global Pinoy Center (GPC) in partnership with the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) will be holding a cine-forum on December 13 in all SM Supermalls nationwide. In 2010, GPC and CFO held its first cineforum featuring the films Fidel and Rigodon. This year’s run will touch the unique challenges of Filipino migrants. The GPC activity will feature award-winning director Chito Rono’s EMIR.
The movie "EMIR" discusses issues involving overseas Filipino workers. It in 2010 won the Youssef Chahine Award for Best Artistic Contribution at Cairo International Festival in Egypt. The musical film is set in a fictional emirate in the Middle East. It tells a story of a Filipina nanny who works for a royal family, and the plight of other Filipino workers who were caught in the middle of a political conflict.
With the cineforum, SM Cares, Global Pinoy and the CFO aims to increase public awareness on various concerns of Filipino migrants, their families and their communities and advocate for a stronger academic and media focus on migration issues.
At SM City Davao, the event will be held at the Cinema 1 on Tuesday. Admission is free.
Interested parties may call 297.6998 local 120 for inquiries and reservations. Visit www.smcitydavao.blogspot.com or like SM City Davao for event updates.