Lecture Series

Film showing of "Batas Militar"
MIT Bldg. 4-231
Monday, March 13, 7:00 PM

See below for directions.

Learn about the "People Power" movement, and discover why it will remain one of the MOST important events in Philippine history.

The documentary is meant for those who want to remember, those who may have forgotten, and especially the young who have no memory of that time in Philippine history when one man, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos plundered the coffers, the heart and soul of the nation.

The production features interviews with the architects, movers of the Martial Law regime, as well as the victims of this tumultuous period in Philippine history. More than 50 interviews were conducted to complete the research. Interviewees include former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Corazon Aquino, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, former NPA (New People.s Army) commander Bernabe Buscayno, Satur Ocampo, Rolex 12 members like Gen. Romeo Espino and Gen. Rafael Zagala, Vicente Paterno, former Minister of Trade and Industry, Onofre Corpuz, former Secretary of Education, Sen. Jovito Salonga, Soc Rodrigo, Sr. Mariani Dimaranan of the Task Force Detainees, Eugenio .Geny. Lopez, businessman, and many more.

The documentary will also feature rarely seen photos, film clips and video footage from international and local sources chronicling the early Marcos years, the riots in the 70s, Marcos propaganda films, events such as Plaza Miranda, the First Quarter Storm, the 1971 Constitutional Convention, etc.

Treatment. The documentary is presented in the contemporary expression of the youth with the solid documentation of the historian. It.s sleek and fast-paced but not at the expense of substance. Re-enactment scenes are shot on 16mm film to enhance the atmosphere and fervor of key moments in the documentary.

Team. The production team is composed of young, internationally-trained, multi-awarded journalists, videographers and filmmakers.

Producer. President and founder is Eugenia Apostol, also the founder of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines. largest news daily. The foundation is committed to preserving the country.s democratic ideals by promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of the People Power phenomenon, disseminating lessons from the research and analysis of People Power.

This documentary is the second project of the Foundation for Worldwide People Power (FWWPP). The foundation.s first project was a book on people power entitled .Duet for EDSA.. The book was nominated for the National Book of the Year award given by the Manila Critics Circle.

Significance. This is the most extensive and expensive documentary produced in the Philippines. With its unique innovative features, it would well set the standard of excellence in the making of documentaries in the country.

DIRECTIONS (follow the signs)

1. By bus (Recommended): Take the number 1 and get off at 77 Massachusetts ave. in front of the steps to MIT. Enter the building with the Roman columns. Go straight down the "infinite corridor." Follow signs to building 4.

2. By T: Take the red line to the MIT/kendall square T stop. Exit by the MIT Coop and cross at the cross walk. Keep the Coop on your right side as you walk down the street to the next intersection. Cross again and turn left. Walk down Amherst St. until you reach the MIT campus. Head for the large "infinite corridor" by passing the really tall building on your left hand side (the Green building) enter the infinite corridor and follow the signs to building 4.

Webmaster's note: The description accompanied a BU showing of "Batas Militar".