You don't have to be an activist or a communist to appreciate the efforts put into the making of this documentary. Although far from being perfect, it provides us a good backgrounder on one aspect of the social unrest that has plagued the country from the colonial era to the contemporary or post-colonial period. As we celebrate the 110th anniversary of Aguinaldo's Declaration of Independence, we also remember the peasants' continuing fight for freedom from injustice and poverty. I join the hope of many that in the years to come more and more rural folks will gain that freedom -- minus the violence that had bloodied the earlier sections of the rugged road towards genuine land reform.
Related post: "Luis Taruc Surrenders"