The poverty, which has forced so many to steal; the hypocrisy inherent in Filipino relationships; our pakikisama, wherein we don’t ostracise the corrupt but instead greet them with handshakes and smiles. Our cowardice. All these basically obstruct the creation of a just society.
Films are essential to the intellectual awakening of people.
How you spend your time is what might become of you.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Usually this can also be applicable to what we actually love doing or what we do for a living.
It has always been a weakness for many small non-government organisations that donors tend to ‘own’ them and their programmes in the communities where they work. But a new model in development—community philanthropy—is emerging through forms of community foundations shaped by local context.
We have non-profit organisations because we have trouble with the idea of profit; and thus our integrity is in trouble, too.
Although Kazakhstan’s civil society has had low levels of political engagement and general tendency to be politically apathetic, Kazakhs have high propensity to engage in community work. In the recent Civil Society Index (CSI), 19.7% of respondents said they volunteer for at least one social organisation; and 27.9% engage in social activities.
Mutants are stand-ins for all of society’s cast outs. X-Men comics never shied away from tackling issues like sexism or racism, using mutant-hatred as an allegory for racial tensions in the United States.