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Concerned Artists of the Philippines’ new website

Concerned Artists of the Philippines' new website

Not exactly new dahil last year pa po ito online. With the help of our friends from 8th Layer we we’re able to put in this new layout spiced with new features.

Check it out at www.concernedartists.org! Maraming salamat po Meric, Denggay, Allan, and the rest of the 8th Layer family. Maraming salamat sa mga CAPatid na nagambag at patuloy na nagaambag ng laman upang mapayaman ang dakilang website ng CAP.

Learn more about the Concerned Artists of the Philippines here.

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March 11, 2012 · 10:56 pm

Artists pay tribute to Brocka this Sunday, May 22

On May 22, 8 AM the Concerned Artists of the Philippines will pay tribute to one of its founders, National Artist for Cinema and nationalist film director Lino Brocka. Do join us at the Himlayang Pilipino Chapel. Google map here.

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Lino Brocka Classics

Here are video links to Lino Brocka’s three classic award-winning and socially-relevant films “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag”, “Orapronobis”, and “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang”. The posters are from Video 48’s blog, and the videos are uploaded online by Rebeltube Productions and Cannon Films. Click on the poster for the film post. Happy viewing!

Tinimbang ka ngun't Kulang- small file

maynila sa kuko ng liwanag- bembol roco2-b&w-sf
OraPropNobis-89- Lino Brocka LD-sf

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Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang

“Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang” (You Were Weighed But Found Wanting) is a story of a teenager growing up in a small town amid its petty and gross injustices. Directed by Lino Brocka and written by Mario O’Hara in 1974, the film garnered six FAMAS awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Christopher de Leon), Best Actress (Lolita Rodriguez).

Click here for Rebeltube’s YouTube playlist of “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang”. Here’s part 1 of 16 of the video uploaded in YouTube.

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Orapronobis (Fight for Us)

“Orapronobis” (Fight for Us) is a 1989 film directed by Lino Brocka and written by Jose F. Lacaba. The film depicts the human rights violations and liberalism of the Aquino administration in support of “vigilantes” for the purpose of fighting communism.

“Orapronobis” was banned for commercial exhibition by the Philippine government because of its anti-militarization theme. The film however was previewed at the UP Film Center. Philip Salvador played the lead role of Jimmy Cordero, a priest and former rebel who became a political prisoner during Martial Law and was released right after the EDSA Revolution.

Here’s the english trailer of “Orapronobis” posted at Cannon Films’ YouTube channel.

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Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag

“Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (Manila: in the Claws of Light) is considered by many critics to be the greatest Philippine film ever made. Directed by Lino Brocka in 1975 and based on the story “Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” written by Edgardo Reyes, the film tells the story of a young provincial named Julio Madiaga (Bembol Roco) who goes to Manila looking for his lost love, Ligaya Paraiso (Hilda Koronel). The episodic plot has him careering from one adventure to another until he finally finds Ligaya.

Much of the film’s greatness can be traced to the excellent cinematography by Mike de Leon. The film won FAMAS awards for best picture, best director, best actor, and best supporting actor.

YouTube user Rebeltube uploaded the complete film and compiled it in this playlist. Here’s part 1 of 14 of the Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag uploaded in YouTube.

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Pandayang Lino Brocka Film Festival

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Tudla Productions, an alternative film and media group, is now calling for entries to the 1st Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival. Submission of entries started last April 25 and open until June 30, 2009. Students, independent and amateur filmmakers, and film and media groups are welcome to submit their entries. Continue reading

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