In collaborative partnership with PELICULA UNION, a film collective based in La Union, the Alfredo F. Tadiar Library offers free screenings of socially-relevant films at Puón Bookshop (donations welcome). The screenings are often followed by audience discussions with filmmakers and critics.
See our Facebook page for updated details of screenings.
With the support of generous grants, the Alfredo F. Tadiar Library presents a series of free workshops and exhibitions designed to bring in local residents, students, teachers, and other workers as participants in forms of art making and exhibition.
Workshops aim to promote contemporary art as a meaningful social practice that foregrounds invisible, marginalized, and everyday lives and cultural heritage of local communities.
Archive of Past Film Screenings
The writing workshop, Biag Dagiti Agay-aywan: Life Stories of Nurses, encouraged Filipina nurses of various ages and from different backgrounds to tell their personal stories. Founders of Gantala Press, Faye Cura and Rae Rival, facilitated the workshop, guided participants in writing their stories and revising them for publication in a collected volume. The workshop took place over two days, March 10-11, 2019 (Sunday-Monday), during which participants were guided in a discussion about their experiences of nursing in the Philippines and abroad, as well as in the writing of their stories. The resulting publication was launched on May 26, together with an exhibition about nurses based on their stories.