Thursday, October 28

Tag: Lino Brocka

White Slavery: Commodifying Bodies

White Slavery: Commodifying Bodies

Letters
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
Insiang: A Tale of Vengeance

Insiang: A Tale of Vengeance

Letters
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