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They say that cinema has always been an important “tool for drawing attention to the issues of the day and uncomfortable truths about society.” (1) This became even more evident during the Marcos martial law years (1972- 1986) when the rights to life, liberty and free expression were curtailed. This has led to a great surge in creativity and inventiveness during that time among artists and writers, because truly the human spirit is impossible to cage.

Some of the more memorable films from the period included socially relevant themes can be found in the following titles, “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang, Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, Insiang, Sakada, Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, Nunal sa Tubig, Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo, Itim, Jaguar, Bona, Batch ’81, Sister Stella L, Moral and Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim.” (1)

In view of this, The Freedom Memorial Museum will continue to promote these timeless movies through this website and it will update this page regularly, as more of these gems come to light to inspire and remind us all that principles of freedom, democracy and human rights will always be worth safeguarding.

Himala: Official Trailer Digitally Restored

DOCUMENTARY: Himala Ngayon (with ENGLISH Subs)

Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag: Official Wide Release Trailer 

Batch 81: Official Wide Release Trailer 

A Dangerous Life

An award- winning Filipino independent film about the experiences of Dakip, a young boy growing up in a prison as the son of anti-Marcos dissident Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, better known as Kumander Liway, during the waning days of the Marcos Martial Law.

ML Full Trailer

BATAS MILITAR: Martial Law Under President Ferdinand E. Marcos Full Documentary

The film showcases the “Bartolomes,” a simple middle-class family who had gravely suffered during 1970’s after President Marcos declared Martial Law. This was a family who not only had to deal with an oppressive regime but also had struggled to keep their family intact despite their individual differences.

Dekada ’70: Official Movie Trailer (2002)

The film showcases the “Bartolomes,” a simple middle-class family who had gravely suffered during 1970’s after President Marcos declared Martial Law. This was a family who not only had to deal with an oppressive regime but also had struggled to keep their family intact despite their individual differences.

Liway: Official Wide Release Trailer (2018)

An award- winning Filipino independent film about the experiences of Dakip, a young boy growing up in a prison as the son of anti-Marcos dissident Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, better known as Kumander Liway, during the waning days of the Marcos Martial Law.

PISAY by Auraeus Solito

The film showcases the “Bartolomes,” a simple middle-class family who had gravely suffered during 1970’s after President Marcos declared Martial Law. This was a family who not only had to deal with an oppressive regime but also had struggled to keep their family intact despite their individual differences.

Ka Oryang Trailer

The film showcases the “Bartolomes,” a simple middle-class family who had gravely suffered during 1970’s after President Marcos declared Martial Law. This was a family who not only had to deal with an oppressive regime but also had struggled to keep their family intact despite their individual differences.

Teaser of the restored version of “Kisapmata” (1981) by Mike De Leon

An award- winning Filipino independent film about the experiences of Dakip, a young boy growing up in a prison as the son of anti-Marcos dissident Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, better known as Kumander Liway, during the waning days of the Marcos Martial Law.

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