By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few years ago, renowned director Joel Lamangan and Palanca-awardee scriptwriter Bonifacio Ilagan teamed up with Ricky Lee to film the Flor Contemplacion Story, a movie based on the life of an overseas Filipino worker sentenced to die in Singapore. Her death amplified the costs of labor…
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‘Deadline: The Reign of Impunity’ to Stir Up Audience on Media Killings
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The film Deadline: The Reign of Impunity is brutal as it is truthful and brave. It is the first film to depict media killings in the country. The figures are a cause for alarm: 144 journalists murdered since 1986 with 104 killed under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Four…
Brocka at Bernal vs. indie filmmakers
Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Isang taon yata nang huli kaming magkita ni Mau Tumbocon, kritiko at film programmer. At dalawang taon na rin kaming tumutungo sa aming paboritong dessert at coffee na lugar sa Castro Street, at natagpuan naming muli na naghuhuntahan na naman kami tungkol sa pelikula. Pangalawang beses na ulit. May nostalgia…
‘Sigwa’: Reliving the First Quarter Storm of 1970
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Related story: For FQS Veterans, Activism Is in Their Hearts MANILA — Fresh from their highly acclaimed movie Dukot, multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan and Palanca awardee Bonifacio Ilagan team up again to pay tribute to the historic series of protest actions in ’70s and relive the untold struggles, intrigues,…
‘Dukot’ Now Being Shown Commercially
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The human-right film Dukot (Desaparecidos) is now being shown in major cinemas beginning on Dec. 2, a few days before the International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 10.
For Viewers of ‘Dukot,’ Reality Bites
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Many of those who watched the recent premiere of the movie “Dukot” got out of the theater teary-eyed – and enlightened about the atrocious human-rights situation in the Philippines.
'Dukot' premiere set in UP
Dukot (Desaparecidos), a film about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines, will have its premiere showing on November 17, 2009, at the UP Film Institute, University of the Philippines-Diliman.
‘Dukot’: Courageous Movie Tackles Worsening Rights Abuses in Philippines
Dukot‘s fearlessness emanates from its depiction of the truth about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines today. As Bonifacio Ilagan, the scriptwriter, put it: “It minces no words in pointing out the real perpetrators” of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.