(15 Dec 2009) SHOTLIST
1. Wide of university building, students gathered on steps outside cheering
2. Mid of naked runners walking down steps of campus, wearing masks and some holding up placards
3. Wide of naked runners amid crowd
4. Mid of naked runners amid cheering crowd, holding up placards with various messages
5. Various of crowd, some taking pictures or videoing event
6. Mid of runners' placards reading (English): "Protect the Environment" and "Stop the Killing of Journalists!"
7. Wide of campus hallways filled with students watching the event
8. Reverse shot of naked runners standing in front of cheering crowd
9. Mid of crowd cheering
10. Mid of naked runners filing past crowd, tilt up to placard reading (English): "Stop the Killing of Journalists!"
11. Mid of runners going inside building past cheering crowd
12. SOUNDBITE: (English/Tagalog) Cad Ramirez, student:
"It is their form of expression, to communicate with the general public. In a way they are expressing themselves in a different range."
13. Mid of crowd watching
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Armand Padilla, organiser from Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity:
"We've been doing this every year. Every year we have a theme, a protest theme, and this year it's: "We want change, never again to martial law," which was just proclaimed in southern Mindanao."
15. Wide of main building in university campus with statue in the background
16. Mid of statue, the "Oblation", of which the run is named after
For the second time in a week, students at the University of the Philippines took part in the annual "Oblation run" on Tuesday, running naked through campus past crowds of cheering students, media and the general public.
The event is a yearly ritual organised by the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, whose members volunteer to do the daring task.
The second run, after last Friday's, was done at the main campus of the university in suburban Diliman.
This year, about 30 members of the fraternity volunteered to run wearing nothing except masks, some carrying placards of different issues they were trumpeting.
The issues ranged from climate change to the recent massacre of journalists and civilians, as well as the martial law imposed in the province where it happened.
A mixture of screaming female students and curious onlookers lined up in the corridor to watch or take pictures of the naked students as they ran past.
The naked run ritual is said to have been inspired by the university's iconic symbol, the Oblation, a bronze sculpture of a nude man, with arms outstretched and face looking up to the sky.
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