Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts
in partnership with
Green Sun Hotel
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
cordially invites you to
SUGPAT: Stories of Permanence in Transience
An exhibit featuring the photographs and films
of selected youth from
MASEPLA Transitory Site, Zamboanga City
April 11, 2016
SOMA Space, Green Sun Hotel
2285 Chino Roces Ave. Ext,
Opening Program starts at 8PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
SUGPAT: Stories of Permanence in Transience amplifies the
stories of 30 out-of-school adolescents
from MASEPLA Transitory Site, Zamboanga City as they wait for
permanence on transient grounds.
The stories of resilience, survival, and hope poignantly etched
on these slice-of-life photos
inspire dialogue and action about the effects of displacement on
our youth in Mindanao particularly Zamboanga City.
The exhibit will feature 30 of the best photographs and 9 short
films created and shot by the participants of
SUGPAT Arts for Development Program of the Ateneo Center for
Culture and the Arts.
ABOUT SUGPAT ARTS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
SUGPAT: The Zamboanga City Arts for Development Program of the
Ateneo de Zamboanga University through the Ateneo Center for Culture and the
Arts (ACCA). It is funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and is
intended for at-risk adolescent ages 12-17 from MASEPLA Transitory Site.
SUGPAT has trained a total of 207 out-of-school adolescents ages 12-17 from
MASEPLA Transitory Site,
the biggest transitory site in Zamboanga City housing more than
800 families displaced due to the 2013 Zamboanga Siege.
The program immersed and trained the participants in different art forms such
as Photography, Puppetry, Film, and Visual Arts. Community exhibits,
performances and screenings were held to showcase the outputs of the
participants and at the same time spark dialogue among the community on issues
such as discrimination, bullying, and inter-cultural diversity.
SUGPAT is a local term understood by most of the
ethno-linguistic groups in MASEPLA.
It means “to connect”, “to merge”, “to
For more information about SUGPAT, please visit www.facebook.com/adzu.cca