Basurero is back home in the Philippines, via Bakunawa 7. It is one of the closing films at this year’s pioneering Bakunawa Cinema of the Young.
The closing films will start streaming for FREE during these playdates (Philippine time):
► BASURERO (May 30, 2021, SUN, 7 PM)
► NO DOGS ALLOWED (May 27, 2021, THU, 7 PM)
► HUROP-HUROP KAN KAPADAGUSAN KAN AGI-AGI KAN GAMGAM NA ADARNA (May 31, 2021, MON, 7 PM)
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Basurero screens in Athens, Greece this summer. It is in the official competition at the 13th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, this coming June 2-9, 2021.
Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival is run by Kyklos, a nonprofit organization based in Athens whose purpose is to promote actions relating to cinema and public awareness of environmental issues. ‘Kyklos’ in Greek means cycle and the vision of the cycle is the respect for fundamental rights including freedom equal opportunities and cultural diversity.
An annual festival held in Greece since 2007. Providing a showcase for the work of new filmmakers from around the world and promoting the diversity and richness of the short film.
Screenings of short films from Greece and abroad as well as audiovisual events, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, and live concerts. The quality of its screenings, lectures, exhibitions has managed to make it a reference point for cinephiles, filmmakers, professionals, and new artists.
The festival aims to travel across borders to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation with international festivals and filmmakers from all over the world.
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Liz Henlein, Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling last January 13, 2021, for NYFA’s The 20/20 Series. They were joined by NYFA faculty, staff, and students, as well as special guests from all over the globe.
Hinlein created the virtual pop-up event, to allow us to have intimate conversations with creative visionaries, and talk about their craft and artistry.
NYFA thanked Direk Eileen for discussing Basurero with their global community, and for sharing what it means to be an activist filmmaker.
Basurero is proud to have been part of the 5th Madrid Film & Human Rights Festival, held December 4-13, 2020. It was held online this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
With a program of more than 60 films in competition, this 5th edition consists of a Consolidated Jury, the Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival is proposed as a platform to disseminate Human Rights and the Culture of Peace, through cinematographic works, that inspire debate and reflection, that provide tools to observe, analyze and understand complex realities.
The objectives of the Festival are to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948, in its Resolution 217 A (III):
“Considering also essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims this UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common ideal for which all peoples and nations should strive, so that both individuals and institutions, Taking constant inspiration from it, promote, through teaching and education, respect for these rights and freedoms, and ensure, through progressive national and international measures, their universal and effective recognition and application, both among the peoples of the Member States. as among those of the territories placed under its jurisdiction. “
Basurero is honored to have been selected for the 9th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival (International Short Film Contest), to be held in San Luis, Mexico, from December 2 to 9, 2020.
The esteemed members of the Jury for this year’s competition include actress Pricila Lepe (“Malintzin, the story of an enigma”, 2019; “The Dragon, the Return of a Warrior”, 2019), and writer-director Alex Kahuam, (“Red Light”, 2020; “So, you want to be a gangster?”, 2014).
The festival aims to promote cinematography as an art and to create an inclusive dialogue between the general public and film creators. By opening a plural space between Mexico and the world, it also seeks to present new trends in cinematography, while increasing public interest in the Potosi film industry.
For more information, please visit www.ficslp.mx. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I really want Filipinos to know what they deserve. I want Filipinos to know what other people deserve and that for me is education, having access to basic needs, having access to a home, having access to Internet, nowadays especially di ba? And we have to care about people.”
– Jericho Rosales
Our lead actor, Jericho Rosales, shared his heart and personal views in his interview with Yong Chavez, for ABS-CBN Hollywood. Echo, as he is fondly called by friends, discussed how he was familiar with the struggles faced by Bong, his character in Basurero. He intimated his humble beginnings where he took on all kinds of jobs, from being a driver, a service crew, and even working in a fish market, just to be able to provide for his family. He is grateful for the opportunity that show business has given him and hinted that he might be visiting LA early next year for a project.
” ‘Trash’ is honest and direct work that, without any moralizing tint, nor narrative exaggerations seeks to lead the viewer to find the different realities that lie at the heart of a city that is kind and broad for the tourist but full of inequalities and injustices to their poorest, in an environment where survival is highest above any other human feeling.”
— Marrano de Marrano
Basurero is featured in Marrano de Marrano, a Columbian movie blog, and is showcased as one of the films to be screened digitally in the upcoming Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2020. The festival will be open on November 1 and will be screening until November 8, 2020.
The review was appreciative of the film’s take on the Philippine drug war without resorting to any moral dichotomization and pretensions in its account.
Yong Chavez interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling with ABS-CBN Hollywood.
Basurero is currently streaming in California (online) at the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) and the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).
You can also catch it as part of the Cinemalaya Showcase on iWANT-TFC online and at the SDAFF 2020 and LAPFF 2020.