In celebration of its 12th founding anniversary, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila –College of Mass Communication (PLM-CMC) is mounting a multi-arts festival on February 28, featuring activities centered on film, photography, poetry, theater arts, music and dance.
Dubbed Wave 2015, the festival is a creative offshoot of an internal university campaign aimed at debunking stigma on what communication students actually do in school. The campaign also aims to broaden the limited idea of non-communication majors inside PLM on the diverse career opportunities mass communication offers after graduation.
Wave 2015 carries the statement “This is who I am. I am Maskom” a strong call among PLM communication students to define who they are and put an end to stereotypes by claiming who they will be in the future.
“Our ultimate job is to tell stories and provide information that make huge impact in the lives of many. We are journalists, filmmakers, visual artists and writers, and it is unfortunate if keep these equally important professions belittled by unfair misconceptions. So we do what we do best – tell the world who we are,” says PLM-CMC student council president Jean de Luna.
The festival will showcase talents and creative works of PLM-CMC students and alumni. Vagina monologues and spoken word poetry, originally written by students, will kick-start the event. Award-winning films from PLM-CMC alumni Roy C. Iglesias and Adolf B. Alix, Jr., along with other student films will also be shown in an open-air cinema.
Wave 2015 will culminate in a good old-fashioned school fair with a good mix of music, dance and theater.
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