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Jun Saturay

The Basic Activist Kitchen

Jun Saturay is an artist who used to work as a dentist and community health worker in the Philippines. There, he used community theater as a tool to educate about health, and was actively involved in human rights work and environmental advocacy. In 2003, he came to the Netherlands on a speaking tour about the link between human rights and the extractive industries. Due to political persecution, he was forced to seek political asylum. The main subject of his artistic, creative, and political work is the struggle for national and social liberation in the Philippines. He is currently part of a collective working with the Basic Activist Kitchen, part of Trainings for the Not-Yet. Aside from his work at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Saturay is also working on a production about the rising fascist dictatorship in the Philippines together with his life-partner, theater artist Mitchy Mallorca Saturay, and others. Saturay lives and works in Utrecht.