1986 Revolution, alessandra de rossi, Alingawngaw sa Panahon ng Pagpapasya, drama, EDSA, filipino movie, film review, Marcos dictatorship, Marcos Era, micko laurente, Movie review, philippines, short film, SIFFMP, Singkwento International Film Festival
By: Heinrich Domingo
Activism, today, is a concept too alienating for people to understand. The struggle towards toppling the Philippines’ most corrupt official (Ferdinand Marcos Sr.) seems like a distant past. For a generation cradled comfortably in the soft mattress of democracy, fighting against tyranny is but a misaligned notion popularized by the radical hippies in the 80s. Alingawngaw sa Panahon ng Pagpapasya is a film that aims to discuss the 1986 revolution from the inside of the most basic unit of society – the family. Its narrative is a refreshing take for a story that has been delivered multiple times in multiple ways.