The University of Winnipeg



Independent Filipino film highlights human rights abuses

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is screening an important, award-winning film called Dukot (Abduct) on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 which exposes human rights abuses in the Philippines. The producer, screenwriter as well as leading actor will be travelling from the Philippines to promote the film and will be available for question and answer sessions with the Winnipeg audience following the screenings.

WHAT:                  DUKOT (ABDUCT)
A film by Joel Lamangan
Winner, 8th Gawad Tanglaw (2010) Best Picture and Best Story

WHERE:               Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
3rd floor, Centennial Hall
515 Portage Avenue

WHEN:                 Friday, May 14, 2010 at 6:30pm
Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1pm and at 5pm

TICKETS:             $15 – on sale now
UWinnipeg’s Info Booth
Main floor, Centennial Hall

This is a fundraising event to bring awareness of the political killings in the Philippines, hosted by The University of Winnipeg Global College, BAYAN Canada, Damayan Manitoba Inc. and Aksyon ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc.

A majority of the proceeds will go to support Karapatan, an NGO comprised of Filipino lawyers who offer paralegal training to the poor and investigate political crimes.

“Prolific writer Bonifacio Ilagan and audacious filmmaker Joel Lamangan are two committed political artists in our midst,” writes Boy Villasanta, Manila film reviewer. “Dukot is Lamangan’s and Ilagan’s enthusiastic but grim foray into the phenomenon of “desaparacidos” (literally, the disappeared). Both Ilagan and Lamangan are political activists who genuinely fight for freedom and democracy. Because of their personal experiences in the underground movement, they were able to chronicle real and horrifying events onscreen.”

Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988-7135, E: