NYC Premier of “Sigwa: Rage of Perils and Hopes”

SIGWA: Rage of Perils and Hopes
A film by Joel Lamangan
Screenplay by Bonifacio Ilagan

NYC premiere
Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Greenwich Village School Auditorium (PS 41)
116 West 11th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Tickets: $12/each
available for purchase online at brown paper tickets
or by calling (646) 833-8053

This event will be followed by a short commemoration of the
41st anniversary of the First Quarter Storm in the Philippines

About the film:SIGWA (Philippines, 2010), which means storm, is a multi-award-winning film about six young lives caught in the tempest of the First Quarter Storm during the 1970s. Set in persecution, intrigue, torture and betrayal, a bloodstained page in the history of the Philippines. The movie recounts and exposes untold stories of the horror and sins of an abusive regime.

Featuring an all-star cast including Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Tirso Cruz, Marvin Agustin, Dawn Zulueta, and Gina Alajar.  Directed by award-winning film and tv director Joel Lamangan (Mano Po, The Flor Contemplacion Story) and written by award-winning Philippine playwright Bonifacio Ilagan. Both director and writer are former youth activists who participated in the First Quarter Storm in the 1970s and were incarcerated under Martial Law.

SIGWA received 13 nominations from the prestigious 2011 FAMAS awards in the Philippines, including Best Picture. It won the 2011 FAMAS Awards for Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Allen Dizon).
sponsored by:
Road to Resistance
Peoples Art: Shaping the Society of the Future

co-sponsored by:
Anakbayan New York/New Jersey
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE-Gabriela)
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP)
Philippine Forum

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