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Ampatuan Massacre Fact-Finding

Kodao Productions‘ joined the National Interfaith Mission for Peace and Justice in Maguindanao which started in January 22 and will end on January 26, 2010. The activity was organized by KARAPATAN, Kawagib, and Kalinaw Mindanao. The mission went to the massacre site in Brgy. Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao province where 57 individuals (including more than 30 journalists) were brutally murdered last November 23, 2009. Click for photos by me and Raymund Villanueva.

Of course we also have photos of our light moments during the caravan and fact-finding mission. Check them out: January 22 Briefing | Scenes around Cotabato City | A Tour of Cotabato City | Ampatuan and Maguindanao Scenery | Light Moments at the Fact-Finding Mission | Maguindanao Coverage (Raymund Villanueva’s Photo Album)



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Dukot (Desaparecidos) premieres on Nov 19


Dukot (Desaparecidos) is scheduled to have its premiere screening on November 19. Here’s another trailer of this timeless and fearless film about human rights violations in the Philippines written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan.

Dukot (Desaparecidos):
Fearless and Socially relevant film!

FANTASTIC Sad Timely Gripping Great story-telling Tour de force performances from the lead actors (Iza Calzado and Allen Dizon)

This is the verdict passed on Dukot (Desaparecidos) by the foreigners as well as the Filipino immigrants who saw its world premiere at the recently-concluded Montreal World Film Festival. This is based on the true stories of desaparecidos those abducted political activists and later summarily liquidated. Continue reading


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Dukot revives Brocka genre

Dukot writer Bonifacio Ilagan at the premiere of Kodao Productions Sa Hamon ng Panahon, a documentary-drama on human rights also written by Ka Boni.

"Dukot" writer Bonifacio Ilagan at the premiere of Kodao Productions' "Sa Hamon ng Panahon", a documentary-drama on human rights also written by Ka Boni.

Re-posting the article written by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. For the trailer, click here.

“Dukot (Desaparecidos),” a film based on true accounts of human rights violations and extra-judicial killings, brings back the political film genre, which was made popular by directors Lino Brocka (“Bayan Ko” and “Orapronobis”) and Mike de Leon (“Sister Stella L”). Continue reading

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Poster: “Sa Hamon ng Panahon”

Here’s the poster of Kodao and UCCP’s drama documentary “Sa Hamon ng Panahon”. Poster layout by Azureus Aragones. See you on Sept 18 1PM for the premiere! For details, visit the Kodao website.

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Documentary Drama about Human Rights in the Philippines (Trailer Available)

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We will soon be having the premiere of Kodao Productions and the United Church of Christ in the Philippines’ documentary drama “Hamon ng Panahon”, written and directed by Bonifacio Ilagan.

Follow Kodao on twitter or add the Facebook fan page and stay tuned for  announcements.

You can watch the trailer at the KODAO website.

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“Dukot” screening at Montreal Filmfest

Found this on Malcom Guy’s twitter post, a link to the World Film Festival’s screening of “Dukot (Desaparecidos)” a film about extra-judicial killings in the Philippines written by Boni Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan.

They have actually posted schedules. Check the site out: click here. Boni Ilagan by the way is also a member of Kodao Productions and creative consultant for most of our videos.

Aside from “Dukot”, Ronaldo Bertubin’s “Last Viewing” will also be screened at the film festival in Montreal. PEP writes about “Last Viewing” as a comeback film of Janice de Belen, who is cast as a crematory supervisor who learns to deal with the death of a loved one. The film is written by Romualdo Avellanosa, who also wrote Bertubin’s Kurap Sikil and Lovebirds.


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Activists fear MTRCB’s “X” rating on film about enforced disappearances

Watch the music video trailer of Boni Ilagan and Joel Lamangan’s “Dukot” here.

Here’s a press release from the fisherfolk organization Pamalakaya Philippines.

The public information officer of the left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Monday said the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board ) might give an “X” rating to “Dukot”, an independently produced film about the enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of political activists under the present administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Continue reading

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