Tags: Muslims in the Philippines

Bad boy and his problematic battle vs stereotype

We do want change in our movie culture by fighting the stereotypes and finding relevant stories. But this change needs more input not from politicians, but rather from filmmakers, the academe that can provide deeper understanding of cultures, the sectors who have been victims of stereotype, and the audience itself.

Zaynab Ampatuan, 27, hardly looks like one who has experienced being driven from home by bombs and bullets courtesy of the military. But she has – and more than twice. Her experiences with the oppression of Muslims in the Philippines led her to become an advocate for the Moro cause. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat…