RIGHTS GROUPS RE-SCREEN FILM

Cebu City—Human rights groups here will hold a two-day special re-screening of the political indie film, “Sigwa” (Storm) this week-end in fitting observance of the political watershed in the early 70’s, more popularly know as the First Quarter Storm (FQS).

The film, directed by Joel Lamangan, pores through the country’s political upheaval since the martial law era through the lives of a group of young activists and close friends, who would embark on divergent paths until their fateful reunion four decades later.

Marvin Agustin stars as the young Oliver, who would wriggle himself into political menagerie to become a Malacanang spokesperson (played by Tirso Cruz III). Pauleen Luna is the young Sita, who will rise as a rebel leader (played by Zsa Zsa Padilla). The two former sweethearts and other characters, portrayed by Gina Alajar, Jaime Pebanco, Allen Dizon, Lovi Poe, Megan Young, Jay Aquitana, Ayen Laurel, and Rico Barrera would bump to another in the historical present with the arrival of their old balikbayan friend Dolly (Dawn Zulueta).

“The film tackles concerns as relevant as today’s issues. Without sermonizing, it weighs possible resolutions as varied as our political standpoints,” said Rev. Ray Gelloagan, chairperson of the premier human rights alliance KARAPATAN-Central Visayas.

The film is also sponsored by PRO-Rights, League of Filipino Students, and Nagkahiusang Kusug sa Estudyante.

It is supported by the office of Mayor Mike Rama, DECS-7, UP-Socio 101/PS 176, and the Philippine Spring Water resources, Inc.

The film runs through February 5 to 6 at SM City Cinema 7 at 12:30PM, 3PM, 5:30PM and 8PM. Tickets are sold at P70 only.###

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