#NeverForget: CCP Arthouse Cinema Screens Films about Martial Law

The CCP revives its cinema program with a free screening of selected films revisiting ...


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Cultural Center of the Philippines


Open to the public


25-27 September; 3 PM (48 hrs); CCP Vimeo Channel


EDJOP (dir. Joe Cuaresma, 1987) follows the life and times of student leader Edgar Jopson. Famously derided by Marcos as the “son of a grocer” the young “Edjop” led the student movement that sparked the historic First Quarter Storm. The documentary won the top prize at the first Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. 

ML (dir. Benedict Mique. Jr, 2018) tells the story of college jock Carlo (Tony Labrusca) as he experiences Martial Law style incarceration and interrogation when he stumbles into the demented existence of a retired military general (played to the horrific hilt by Eddie Garcia). The political thriller won for Eddie Garcia the Best Actor award at Cinemalaya and Best Editing for the film. It was lauded for direction and editing at the 2019 Gawad Urian Awards.

Sigwa (dir. Joel Lamangan, 2010). Dolly, a junior correspondent of a US magazine, is sent to the Philippines in 1970 to do a story on student activism in Manila. She returns after being arrested and deported in 1975, the third year of martial law. Her mission is personal this time: to look for her daughter, who was supposed to have died 35 years ago, but who, she has been told, is alive.

The 6th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival awarded the Best Supporting Actor to Tirso Cruz III; while it won Best Story and Best Screenplay at the 2011 FAMAS Awards; It also bagged Best Motion Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Zsa Zsa Padilla and Best Supporting Actor for Tirso Cruz III at the 2011 Golden Screen Award Phils.

Beyond the Walls of Prison (dir. Lito Tiongson, 1987) a documentary about the quest for justice and freedom of former political detainees under the new government. The video bagged Best Documentary at the 1st Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. 


Open to the public, with promo codes