Philippine Independent film as a Medium for Political and Social issues
FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES AS PERCEIVED BY MSEUF PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS
An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in
LEANDRA L. JARDELEZA
THE PROBLEM: ITS BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
Background of the Study
Since today is a fast changing world and that media are a big influence to what the society is now, Philippines has no escape to this impact. As a matter of fact, Philippines is one of the countries most influenced by media. From the latest trends of fashion down to which dish …show more content…
Nowadays, we are inside the mainstream era wherein almost everything in televisions are for trends. On making films that either feeds intellectual hunger or satisfies escapist entertainment lies a very curious and questioning fascination of how Filipinos and the human beings in general relate to each other and to the world. Due to an intellectual hunger that needs to be fed, Philippine independent films confronts real life issues that the society experience while mainstream movies offer the mass market escapist entertainment which divert away from reality (http://www.studymode.com/essays/Philippine-Independent-Films-Versus-Mainstream-Movies-1049850.html., pg. 1).
In this generation where indie film is being widely accepted, produced and even nominated in some known film festivals and gain various awards, the researcher considered that it is timely to make a study of Philippine independent film and how it is used as a medium in portraying the country’s political and social issues.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to find out the nature of Philippine independent films, how they feature the country’s political and social issues and how they affect the viewers.
Specifically, it seeks to answer the following questions:
1. What is the demographic profile of the respondents in terms of: