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Sex as a Weapon: Revisiting Lino Brocka’s ‘Insiang,’ 40 years later

9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Don Jaucian

Sex as a Weapon: Revisiting Lino Brocka’s ‘Insiang,’ 40 years later

Cinematheque Centre Manila recently held a five-day retrospective on the National Artist for Film Lino Brocka, called “Lino Brocka: Citizen with a Movie Camera.” Aside from screenings of three restored films, "Insiang," "Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag," and "White Slavery," an exhibit was also held featuring photographs of the director, a talk given by Martial Law survivors, and a culminating symposium with the director’s brother, Danilo.

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Block Cinema, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL


Restored in 2011 by The World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with Bahram Beyzaie. Restoration funding provided by Doha Film Institute.

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