I personally don't want to commemorate the death of Eggy and Nika, though perhaps not thinking about it is the same as forgetting that it ever happened and that justice has yet to be served. The cold truth- 2 years have passed and still their killers have not been found. Recently, Eggy's family released a statement offering a 1 million Peso reward for any information on the whearabouts of former household help, Criselda Gesman Dayag. I pray that she is found, if only to shed light on why this heinous crime was committed. 

On a much lighter note, the .mov festival is on going in the metro. Organized by their good friend, Khavn dela Cruz, it is a touching tribute for two people who were passionate champions of films. I'm looking forward to seeing the films especially dedicated to them both. 

4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival
September 1 to 6, 2011

*Zero Degrees Of Separation*
*20 Singer-Songwriters*
*30 Filmmakers*
*150 Poets*

September 1, Thursday.1:30pm to 11pm. The Podium.
Premieres from Roy Andersson (Sweden), John Gianvito (USA), & Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
Silvershorts Finalists
DVD Launch “Cinema Is Love: Best of .MOV”
Opening Film: Tan Chui Mui’s “Year Without Summer” (Malaysia)

September 2, Friday. 6pm to 11pm. Ayala Museum.
Book Launch “Under The Storm: An Anthology Of Contemporary Philippine Poetry”
Featuring Bienvenido Lumbera, Gemino Abad, & Pete Lacaba
Live Music from Vigo, Radioactive Sago Project, & Corporate Lo-Fi

September 3, Saturday. 6pm to 11pm. Greenbelt 3 Park.
Album Launch “Songs From The End Of The World: Philippine Singer-Songwriters”
Featuring Ely Buendia, Vin Dancel, & Toi
Silvershorts Awarding

Setpember 4, Sunday. 1pm to 7pm. Mag:net Katipunan.
Free Film Workshops with Vanja Kaludjercic (Croatia), Joel Shepard (USA), & Chris Fujiwara (Japan)

September 2, 3, 5, & 6. 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, & 7pm. UP Film Center.
Films For Alexis & Nika
Premieres from Asia, Europe, & Latin America
Featuring Lav Diaz, Jose Luis Guerin (Spain), & Edwin (Indonesia)


Poster photo by Christian Yambing
Poster design by Norman Wilwayco