Sulo: the Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU (SPSI)

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Representative Loren Legarda introduces Sulo:
The Philippines Studies Initiative at NYU

Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative
The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center



Fall 2023 Program

Spring 2022

April 2 – April 30

April 2, 2022 7pm - April,30, 2022, 7pm ONLY

The Visions/Panawin Film Series aims to introduce the New York University and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center community to the ardent, prolific culture of the Philippines as expressed in key works from the rich and audacious canon of Philippine cinema. For Spring 2022, Panawin presents two internationally award-winning films in April.

The first, Aswang, is a documentary captured in the gritty streets of a Metro Manila ravaged by the devastating anti-drug war that marked the beginning of the Duterte administration.

The other film couldn’t be further away in milieu from Aswang. The Road to Kalimugtong/Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong is a feature film set in a remote mountain region where two children traverse mountain, ravine, and river daily to get to school.

However dissimilar, both films examine aspects of a country struggling with the wages of poverty and corruption. Through cinematic art, Aswang and Kalimugtong pry out victories of witnessing and remembering, awareness and resilience, poetry and compassion.

For further information about each film including Curator’s Commentaries and other supplementary materials, click on the title of the film on the menu to the right or on the schedule below.

Each film will have a two-week, video-on-demand-availability window and can be viewed on the Eventive streaming platform on Visions/Panawin‘s Eventive site at

This virtual presentation is exclusively available to NYU and KJCC constituents courtesy of Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU. It is geoblocked to the NYC Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).


Aswang (2019, 1h 25m)
Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Availability window: 7pm, April 2 – 7pm, April 16, 2022

The Road to Kalimugtong/Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong (2005, 1hr 29m)
Written and Directed by Mes de Guzman
Availability window: 7pm, April 16 – 7pm, April 30, 2022

How to Watch
Please visit Visions/Panawin’s Eventive site and select the film that you would like to watch. Once you arrive on the film’s Eventive page, click either “Pre-order” or “Buy” (don’t worry, you will be able to screen each film free of charge) and you will be prompted to enter an unlock code, which is (case sensitive):


If this is your first time using Eventive, you will be asked to register and create an account before you can proceed further. Once you are registered and the “purchase” for the film is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with a direct link to watch the film.

Please note that once you start a film, you will have a 48-hour window within which to watch it in its entirety.

Visions/Panawin is organized by Sulo: the Philippine Studies Initiative at NYU in collaboration with NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

Past Events

September 18, 2021 - Sulo: Film Series (VISIONS/PANAWIN)

April 9, 2021 - Sulo: Film Series (VISIONS/PANAWIN)

April 23, 2021 - Mactan500 Virtual Conference

April 25, 2021 - Sulo: Theatre LIVE Presentations (Black Henry)

Links to pages instead of links to events.

Sulo: Film Series (VISIONS/PANAWIN)

Sulo: Theatre LIVE Presentations (Black Henry)

In the News

March 9, 2021 - PHL Studies Program to open at NYU, coincides with 500th year of Magellan landing

April 9, 2021 - NYU’s ‘Visions /Panawin’ film series to feature ‘best’ of PHL cinema

April 9, 2021 - NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center presents online performance of Black Henry

May 4, 2021 - “On the Frontlines: Filipino/Filipinx Healthcare Workers”–How the Pandemic Has Affected Frontline Workers in U.S. and the Philippines

Philippine Studies Steering Committee

Reports to Carolyn Dinshaw, Dean of the Humanities, Arts & Sciences

Lara Saguisag (Teaching and Learning)
John Gershman (Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)
Luis Francia (Social and Cultural Analysis) (on leave)

Adrian de Leon (History)
Ruth de Llobet (History, NYU-Shanghai)
Dale Maglalang (Social Work)
Agnes “Bing” Magtoto (Social and Cultural Analysis)
Jordana Mendelson (Spanish and Portuguese; KJCC)
Una Chaudhuri (Divisional Dean for the Humanities; XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement)

Project Coordinator:

Emilie Tumale: