Sunday, January 8, 2012

Seminar explores portrayal of Mary on film

MANILA, January 8, 2012—A film seminar that looks at the way the Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted on movies will be conducted by the Communication Foundation for Asia on January 26-28 at CFA’s Lagerwey Hall.
Titled “Film and Mary on Screen”, the lecture is sixth in a series of Film and Faith seminars being offered annually by CFA to educators, catechists and pastoral workers.
The seminar will delve on how Mary's life was depicted in film and how various women mirrored Mary and her virtues through lectures, film showings and analysis, discussion, workshops and spiritual reflection.
Participants will have the chance to analyze, discuss and learn the traditional, modern and metaphorical depictions of Mary in movies.
Main speaker is Fr. Peter Malone, MSC, an international film critic, who had inspired hundreds of participants in his previous seminars of the same title.
Malone is a former member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and was the first President of SIGNIS, the international Catholic body for film, radio and television. He is also an author of a number of books, a lecturer on film and media education and a regular member of the Catholic Jury at International Film Festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin as well as in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
CFA Training and Production Specialist Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC, will join Malone on the third of seminar to showcase Filipino films focused on Mary.
Participants will be charged a seminar fee of P2,500 per person to cover materials and meals, with discounted rates for early and group registrations, or for Signis members.
Interested individuals may call CFA Training Department at 713-2732, 713-2972, or at 713-2981 loc 183 or log in at for additional information. (CBCPNews)


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