‘Sampung Sulyap’ features socially relevant issues on its 7th year

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SEVEN short films inspired by Thomasian true-to-life stories premiered in this year’s Sampung Sulyap at the UST Grandstand last May 5.

The annual festival project is organized by the Becarios de Santo Tomas, the student organization for University scholars.

“Compared with last year’s Sampung Sulyap, this year tackled a more socially relevant theme, ‘Karapatan,’” project head and Varsitarian writer Marem de Jemel said. “We also chose an outdoor venue for premiere night to spread awareness about our project.”

Arkitrato’s “Pintig” features the story of Venice Gomez’s early pregnancy and struggles in life and love decisions.

“Hanggang Kailan,” produced by Touchpoint, tackles the reasonable measures a son can take to get his innocent father out of prison.

The story of “Rosaryo” is brought to life through the lens of CRS Performing Arts Production. Losing her father at an early age, Adele Joaquin  faces another obstacle when her mother is  diagnosed with dementia.

The Engineering Student Council delved on the theme of identity crisis in “Shifter Queen.”

“Bintana,” by the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Student Council, Audrey Adoptante faces heartbreak and depression.

IMM Production’s “Sugat” tackles Mary Jane Panganiban’s 180-degree turn on depression after meeting her best friend.

The premiere night was capped with Quiapo’s Productions “Indak,” which depicts the story of John Gamboa as he finds his purpose in life despite epilepsy, a neurological disorder.

The screening was held from May 7 to 10 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex auditorium and on May 11 at the Albertus Magnus auditorium.

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