Mindanao Times

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.

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