[Blueboard] Working underground in the country of standing men

m baytion alunsina2005 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 11:36:16 PHT 2007

The Ateneo de Manila University Press, in cooperation with SM North
EDSA, will launch two books about the lives of Filipino
workers in Japan, both by journalist and documentary filmmaker Rey
Ventura: "Underground in Japan," and "Into the Country of Standing
Men." The launch will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the
Atrium, 2nd Level of The Block, SM North Edsa, from  4 to 6 pm, with
the support of Figaro Coffee Company.

Both books look closely at the daily lives of men and women
working away from home, and chronicle their struggle toward what they
hope would be a better life for themselves and their families. Through
anecdotes, reflective insights, his characteristic honesty and a
unique sense of humor, the author captures the complexities of such a

Black and white photos as well as video footages will be shown during
the program as part of a public awareness campaign regarding

The books are available at or may be ordered from the following
bookstores: Popular (372-2162), Powerbooks (490-1158), Solidaridad
(523-0870), Fully Booked (756-5001), Loyola Schools Bookstore
(426-6001 ext 5184) and at the University Press bookshop (426-5984;
unipress at admu.edu.ph; www.ateneopress.org).

[To view contents of the books click on:
http://www.ateneopress.org/detail_socsci.asp?ID=123 (Underground) and
http://ateneopress.org/detail_socsci.asp?ID=129 (Standing Men).]

(Thanks for reading,,,and posting!)
Ateneo de Manila University Press
Bellarmine Hall, AdMU Campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1108
Tel. 63-2-4265984; 4266001 ext 4613
Visit our website: www.ateneopress.org

"Storytelling is always, quietly, subversive."
                       --Ben Okri

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