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Rosemarie Roque

Department of Filipinology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Assistant Professor IV
Manila, Philippines
Rosemarie O. Roque is currently the only IASA associate member from the Philippines. She is also an associate individual member of the South-East Asia Pacific Audio-Visual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA). She is also a member of the Cinema and Moving Image Research Assembly (CAMIRA), an international scholars' association composed of critics, academics, curators and other practitioners in the domain of cinema and moving image arts. She is also an active member of the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA). She currently serves as its representative to the National Committee on Archives (NCA) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) (2017-2019), where she holds the position of assistant secretary of the Executive Committee. Rose Roque earned her BA Communication Research and MA Araling Pilipino degrees from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She works as Assistant Professor IV at the Department of Filipinology of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the national polytechnic university in the country. Rose Roque was a student of the 2013 Film Restoration School Asia organized by the National Museum of Singapore, World Cinema Foundation, L'Immagine Ritrovata, and Cinetica Bologna. Last September 2017, she was one of the presenters during the Sandaan: International Conference on the Centennial of Philippine Cinema, where she presented her paper on Sineng Bayan: Political Filmmaking in the Philippine (Martial Law and Political Films panel) culled from her MA thesis on the same subject. She was also one of the speakers in the EYE Conference 2018 held last May in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, an annual conference organized by EYE Filmmuseum, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and University of Amsterdam. In October 2018, she reechoed her study on AsiaVisions as one of presenters in the 6th Archives Congress organized by the NCCA which centered on the theme on archives and social justice. She also was one of the presenters in the Asia Pacific Cinema Documentary Heritage Conference hosted by the Quezon City Film Development Council and organized by the UNESCO Office in Jakarta, Philippine National Commission for UNESCO, NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia-Pacific Cinema), FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines), Asia Culture Center, UP Film Institute, and Center for New Cinema. She is also conducting archival research on Philippine-related (Marcos era) AV materials found in European archives, particularly in the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision and Les archives, Cinematheque francaise. Rose Roque, together with UP SLIS professor and film archivist Bono Olgado, co-organized the Community Archiving Workshop Manila (CAW Manila), initiated in April 2017 for SEAPAVAA with New York University Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (NYU-MIAP) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).