DaangDokyu streams Martial Law-themed documentaries
Starting September 19, DaangDokyu film festival will be streaming online 45 documentaries, including Martial Law-themed films.
DaangDokyu is celebrating 100 years since Filipinos started capturing in films stories about the Philippines and its people.
On its website, DaangDokyu says it "strives to be a significant gathering of the country's best documentarists for film and TV together with leading change-makers in culture, arts, and education."
The filmmakers leading the DaangDokyu festival include Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, co-founded the video production company Storytellers International Inc.; Monster Jimenez, a partner at ARKEOFILMS, an independent ﬁlm production company; Jewel Maranan, documentary filmmaker, producer, and Baby Ruth Villarama, producer and director.
The DaangDokyu festival will run from September 19 to November 5, 2020 at Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines.
The Martial Law-related documentary films featured by DaangDokyu include:
"Marcos: A Malignant Spirit" (1986)
Hosted by Angelo Castro Jr.; ABS-CBN News
63 mins. | PG-13
"Mendiola Massacre" (1987)
Lito Tiongson; AsiaVisions, IBON Foundation
21 mins. | R-16
"A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution" (1988)
112 mins. | PG-13
103 mins. | PG-13
41 mins. | PG-13
"Some sources say that Marcos signed the proclamation on September 17 or on September 22—but, in either case, the document itself was dated September 21," the Gazette said.
The human rights organization Amnesty International said “some 70,000 people were imprisoned and 34,000 were tortured; over 3,200 people were killed” during the Martial Law period that began in 1972 and ended on January 17, 1981.