SUGPAT

Community Art Project in collaboration with the displaced youth siege survivors of Zamboanga
UNICEF AND ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA CENTER FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, PHILIPPINES

 

Sugpat highlights the stories of the people and the place of MASEPLA transitory site community in Zamboanga City, reminding all of us about our shared experiences that makes all our lives connected. Along the creative process, youth from different ethnolinguistic groups showed us that when given opportunity, there are no boundaries in learning, sharing, and creating. By developing our capacities as individuals, we also develop our sensibilities and we form certain connections within our community. Connections that can reveal unseen stories of our human similarities, our built relationships, and our daily living as one community beyond diversity.

Sugpat stories as told through the lens of the Mindanawon youth offers an immersive experience of unifying perspectives of hope, inspiration, and connection. It is not just about our land or place, not just about our blood, it is about our stories that connect us as one human race.

Because when we share stories, we share unity. We share humanity.