Thursday, October 28

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White Slavery: Commodifying Bodies

White Slavery: Commodifying Bodies

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By: CZERIZHA KAIZEL S. ADZUARA   Editor’s Note: This film review is part of a review series featuring the restored classic Filipino films available for free in FDCP Channel’s Pamanang Pelikula in celebration of this year’s Philippine Film Industry Month. IN a poverty-stricken country like the Philippines, employment opportunities become hard to refuse. The desperation for money drives them to seek labor regardless of the cost, in order to live and to survive. Nevertheless, this enables workers to be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. White Slavery is among the restored classic films screening for free at FDCP Channel to celebrate the 2021 Philippine Film Industry Month. Directed by Lino Brocka and written by Ricardo “Ricky” Lee, the film tackles the rampant sex traf
Ang Panlipunang Lason sa Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy?

Ang Panlipunang Lason sa Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy?

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By FATIMA B. BADURIA   Editor’s Note: This film review is part of a review series featuring the restored classic Filipino films available for free in FDCP Channel’s Pamanang Pelikula in celebration of this year’s Philippine Film Industry Month. TILA ISANG pandaigdigang paligsahan ang pagtatamo ng kaunlaran. Sa malawakang pagsulong ng progreso, hindi maiwasang hanapin ng bayan ang kalagayan nito pagdating sa kahusayan. Subalit, sa mapa ng makaagham at teknolohikal na pag-unlad, ang lugar ng  Pilipinas ay hindi iba sa heograpikal na lokasyon nito. Malayo sa sentro ang naturingang pwesto ng mga Filipino.  Ito ang kaisipang nilalayong buwagin ng pelikulang Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo? Sinong Lumikha ng Moon Buggy? Mula sa unang pagpapalabas nito noong 1978, ipinamalas nito ang
Manila by Night: Unveiling Darkness and Plight

Manila by Night: Unveiling Darkness and Plight

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By DAWN DANIELLE D. SOLANO   Editor’s Note: This film review is part of a review series featuring the restored classic Filipino films available for free in FDCP Channel’s Pamanang Pelikula in celebration of this year’s Philippine Film Industry Month. THE HUES of a city come in bright colors when watched from afar. It magnetizes all the seekers of buzz and bliss, comfort, and wealth. What looms behind the neon lights and million-dollar skyscrapers is the filthy, rotten heart of an impoverished city.  The Film Development Council of the Philippines celebrates the first Philippine Film Industry Month through a free online screening of eight restored heritage films. One of these films is Manila by Night, a classic Filipino film of the eighties when the Marcos’ regime was a
Where to watch eight Filipino classic films for free

Where to watch eight Filipino classic films for free

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THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has released eight remastered classics as part of the celebration of the first Philippine Film Industry month.  The Philippine Film Archive (PFA), a division under the FDCP, has assembled a line-up of masterpieces by national artists and noteworthy Filipino filmmakers that were shown in the 1970s to 1990s. These films have “greatly influenced the Philippine cinema to what it is today,” the PFA said in its official Facebook page.  The films that will be shown for free are Lino Brocka’s “Insiang” and “White Slavery;” Ishmael Bernal’s “Manila by Night” and “Pagdating sa Dulo;” Kidlat Tahimik’s “Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo, Sino Lumikha ng Moon Buggy” and “Turumba;” Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Brutal;” and Nick De Ocampo’s “Sex Workers a
Insiang: A Tale of Vengeance

Insiang: A Tale of Vengeance

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By ABIGAIL M. ADRIATICO   Editor's Note: This film review is part of a review series featuring the restored classic Filipino films available for free in FDCP Channel’s Pamanang Pelikula in celebration of this year’s Philippine Film Industry Month. WHEN it comes to the power play in a brutal society, the weak tend to prey over the weaker. Fueled by one’s own desire for self-preservation, they will do all that they can to use what little power they possess. Those forced to bow down to them cower in fear, kept at bay by their own belief that retaliation is futile. But some grit their teeth, biding their time as they silently heed their heart’s call for revenge.  Directed by Lino Brocka, Insiang is one of the featured films available for free in the FDCP Channel’s Pamanang