Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

Nagbabalik giraray an Cinema Europa igdi saindo sa ciudad ni Naga. Swedish Drama Thriller "Drifters" screens on 16 October

16/10/2019 - 06:00
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NAGA CITY -- Drug addiction is a growing social issue.  The World Health Organisation says that almost 31 million people worldwide have drug use disorders with 11 million people injecting drugs.  This problem is usually associated by compulsive drug craving and continuing use  despite its negative health and social  effects.  Drug addiction certainly knows no socio-economic status nor educational background as it can happen to anyone at any time.

The drama thriller "Drifters" attempts to dissect this problem.

The film tell us the story of Minna, a street pusher who cannot pay her rent and has resorted to cheating a few young criminals on a drug deal. Minna then gets to meet Kaja, mother of a child who has been taken by the authorities. Both find themselves in an illegal residence outside town where a group of individuals have joined to determine their own lifestyle.

"Drifter" is a story about the struggle to survive in a society which lacks solidarity and response.   

Find our more when you watch Cine Europa in Naga City on 16 October in SM Naga.

Nagbabalik giraray an Cinema Europa igdi saindo sa ciudad ni Naga. Cine Europa is back in Naga City and is now on its third year with 12 films from Belgium, Czech Republic,  Denmark,  France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands,  Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

The festival is being held in collaboration with SM Naga and Ateneo de Naga University. Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries, Mr Rafael de Bustamante, First Counsellor, EU Delegation to the Philippines and SM Mall Manager, Ms Jeannette B de Vera, SM City Naga will open Cine Europa in this city. 

Public screenings will be held at SM Naga and Ateneo de Naga from 16 to 19 October. Admission is  free on a first-come, first-served basis.

 The European Union joins in the celebrations of 100 years of Philippine cinema as Jose Nepoumuceno made the first Filipino film "Dalagang Bukid" in 1919.

Cine Europa wants to reach out more to Filipinos so after the screenings in  Naga, the film festival also travels to Baybay, Leyte, Palawan and Bohol. The festival opened in Manila last month.

What are you waiting for?  Madya na kamu magdalan kan mga sineng Europeo. (Come and watch Cine Europa films).

The Cine Europa film festival in Naga City is being held by the EU Delegation to the Philippines in partnership with SM and SM Naga, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Ateneo de Naga University, the EU member states' embassies and cultural institutes including Alliance Francaise in Manila, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, and the Philippine-Italian Association.



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