Film launch December 10 - Human Rights Day

A new short film by Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy, Philippines: War on the people will be launched December 10, 2007 in Montreal to mark International Human Rights Day. The film looks at the international campaign, including a 2007 tour in Canada, to oppose the wave of politically-motivated killings and abductions in the Philippines since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo came to power in 2001. Featured in the film are indigenous leader Dr. Chandu Claver, whose wife Alice was gunned down in 2006, and the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Second Session on the Philippines held in The Hague, Netherlands earlier this year.

CAP-CPC members Boti and Guy, just returned from a one-month research trip to the Philippines, will discuss the making of their film and the present situation in this South East Asian nation, where young military officers are rebelling, massive displacements of populations continue, and the Arroyo regime is more isolated than ever.

The event will be held Monday, December 10 between 5 and 7 pm at the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre, 394 de Maisonneuve West (Metro Place-des-Arts).

*Photos courtesy of Arkibongbayan

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