Philippine eagle, film, photography and more
THIS WEEKEND, the Philippine Eagle Foundation and its partners will tap into the power of film, photography, and meaningful dialogue for environmental awareness.
Bird of Prey: An Environmental Fair, happening on August 24, will be a celebration of biodiversity— a fitting community-led activity in line with the closing of the Kadayawan season.
It is organized by Global Shapers Community – Davao Hub, a network of young advocates initiated by the World Economic Forum.
The fair is made possible through a partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, and Pasalidahay, a local film collective.
“Through this event, we hope to bring the focus of the month’s celebrations to the environment – a key component of our heritage and history as a people,” said Isaac Oñate, Global Shapers Davao curator.
The whole day activity will feature short films on the environment as well as the free public screening of Bird of Prey, a documentary produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation. There will also be Q&A sessions with Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig and Dr. Laura Johnson.
“We see films and photography as powerful media for storytelling and a way to involve the youth to take action for the environment,” said Keisha Halili, Pasalidahay spokesperson. Pasalidahay-curated films from Manila, Ilo-ilo, Cebu and Davao will be screened in the morning.
Students, bloggers and photo enthusiasts are also invited to join the photo contest that invites introspection on urban life and the environment’s impact on it. Full mechanics are in facebook.com/globalshapersdavaohub
Admission to the whole day activity is free.