Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising that took place on February 22-25, 1986 and ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos after 21 years of his fascist rule in the Philippines. Anakbayan New York presents Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat’s documentary “History of the Underground.” Seven years in the making, it aims to have a deeper understanding of how the Philippines has been shaped in the last 45 years by exploring the life and times of activists, intellectuals and revolutionary leaders just prior and during Marcos’ martial law. Described by the filmmakers as an “accidental documentary,” the film includes rare in-depth interviews, recently surfaced archival footage, and clips from films on martial law.
Interviewees include Joma Sison, Francisco Nemenzo, Dick Malay, Judy Taguiwalo, Bienvenido Lumbera, Ninotchka Rosca, Bernabe Buscayno, Satur Ocampo, Temy Rivera, Princess Nemenzo, Connie Ledesma, Luis Jalandoni, Elmer A. Ordonez, Julie De Lima-Sison, Fidel Agcaoili, Rafael Baylosis, Juanito Rivera, Aida CF Santos, Romeo Capulong, Mila D. Aguilar, Hilda Narciso, Lualhati Abreu, Sylvia De la Paz, Edicio Dela Torre, Karl Gaspar, Gelacio Guillermo, Rolando Pena, and Sonny San Juan.
The screening will be accompanied by discussion with the audience facilitated by Anakbayan New York together with Gabriela New York on the history of Marcos’ martial law, the National Democratic Movement, and our continued resistance against the looming dictatorship of the macho-fascist president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte.
This event is free and open to the public.
Special acknowledgement to Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat for making this screening possible.
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