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Shohei Imamura's Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home: The Pirates of Bubuan

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The Pirates of Bubuan (1972, 46 min.), Remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines are revealed to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.; Outlaw-Matus Comes Home (1973, 48 min.), Shohei Imamura rejoins Fujita, one of the subjects of In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand, for the former soldier's first trip home to Japan following his post-war exile.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves

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Each day, thousands of women leave under developed countries like the Philippines to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. What little money they earn they send home to their families. This crucial source of revenue to their country's economy has prompted the Philippine government to call these contract workers "modern day heroes."Starting from the case of Flor Contemplacion, the Philippine maid hanged in Singapore for the killing of her abusive employer, this film shows the human and sometimes tragic side of this organized labor trade: failed marriages, family break ups, and exploitation and abuse at the hands of unscrupulous employers. The film also takes us to a shelter in Saudi Arabia where abused domestics seek refuge. These women will ultimately return home penniles [...]
Online
1999
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Philippines [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

Shilpa Mehta visits some of the Philippines' 7,000 islands in this Globe Trekker video. On the island of Luzon, she visits the giant statue of Ferdinand Marcos, learning about life during his rule, and a faith healer renowned for performing surgery without tools or incisions. Shilpa then visits the famous Hanging Coffins and amazing rice terraces, often considered the eighth wonder of the world, before stopping at San Fernando, where real-life crucifixions take place as a form of penance on Good Friday. She witnesses cockfighting and child prostitution, goes to a ballroom dancing nightclub, dives off exotic shores, takes a steam engine ride, samples local delicacies like roast pig and duck embryo on the island of Mindanao, visits the beautiful but controversial Saint Joseph's Chapel, [...]
Online
1998
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The Marcos Regime in the Philippines, ca. 1980

History of the Marcos regime in the 1980s. Includes video footage of scene of murder of Benino Aquino (1983) Warning: Graphic material.
Online
1980
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: American Troops in the Philippines, 1944

World War II - American troops advancing through the Philippines towards Manila
Online
1944
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The Raid [electronic resource]: Alleged Underage Prostitution in Philippines

Girls as young as 14 are being bought and sold in overseas bars that are owned by Americans. This ABC News report for Nightline travels to the Philippines to observe a law enforcement raid on one such bar. Investigators struggle to find enough evidence to arrest the men who not only engage in sex with minors, but also sell these girls to other men.
Online
2013
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United News: Release 126 (1944) MacArthur Returns to the Philippines [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Naval guns bombard the beaches of Leyte; Generals MacArthur and Wainwright. 2. Red Cross personnel pack food for Americans imprisoned in Germany. 3. Cadets parade at Uruguay's military academy in Montevideo. 4. A MARK I calculator at Harvard University. 5. Marines capture pillboxes and dugouts on Peleliu Island. 6. The 5th Army breaks through the Gothic Line in Italy.
Online
1944
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United News: Release 148 (1945) Manila Entirely Free in Savage Last-Ditch Battle [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. U.S. troops fight in Manila streets and care for refugees; Gen. MacArthur sees the American flag raised on Corregidor. 2. UNRRA loads ships with clothing for Europe; Henry J. Kaiser. 3. The War Memorial Building in San Francisco is readied for the United Nations; Secretary of State Stettinius and Senators Connally and Vandenberg visit President Roosevelt at the White House; Stettinius explains the U.N. purposes. 4. The 1st Army enters Cologne; Allied troops capture bridges across the Rhine.
Online
1945
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United News: Release 152 (1945) Continued Liberation of Philippines [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Artillery units blast Japanese troops from the hills of Luzon. 2. President Truman and Secretary of State Stettinius greet San Francisco Conference delegates at the White House. 3. Chinese workers move gasoline drums to the front lines. 4. U.S. troops liberate Russians from German prison camps; Generals Patton and Bradley meet in Munich; the segment also features Jan Christian Smuts, Anthony Eden, Molotov, Georges Bidault, and T.V. Soong.
Online
1945
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The Last Refuge: The Aetas of the Philippines

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Relegated to remote reservations on the rugged slopes of Mt. Pinatubo, the Aetas, the original inhabitants of the Philippines have battled lowland expansion, commercial logging, and increasing encroachment on their ancestral land. They are struggling to survive and to preserve their ancestral culture. The Last Refuge was conceptualized in collaboration with anthropologist Dr. Ruffino Tima. It traces the history of this endangered tribe. They were hunted down and killed as "uncivilized savages" by the Spanish colonizers who sought their eradication, and were exploited as slaves by their lowland Malay counterparts. Rare archival footage documents life on the reservation that the Americans created to provide a sanctuary for these "non-Christian" people. The Americans tapped their jungle [...]
Online
1996
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Liberation of the Philippines

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Online
1997; 1964
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Fall of the Philippines

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Online
2008
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The Return to the Philippines ; Okinawa, the Last Battle [electronic resource]

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Combining graphic combat footage and expert commentary, this is a commanding view of the battles and strategy, the men and machines, and the horror and heroism that marked World War II. [Episode 1] Heavy naval bombardment signaled American penetration of the Japanese-occupied Philippines in a battle for the territory's liberation. [Episode 2] The American Army and Marines moved toward the Japanese island beaches for the ultimate battle of World War II at Okinawa.
Online
1985
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American Troops Land in the Philippines ca. 1945

Immediately following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese troops attacked the American military base on Luzon, the Philippines' largest island, and had overtaken the entire territory by early 1942. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur to withdraw from the Philippines, leading MacArthur to proclaim, "I shall return." In September 1944, MacArthur's forces began their efforts to retake the Philippines.
Online
2007; 1945
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The Gods of Rice [electronic resource]

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An anthropologist explores the culture of rice in central Philippines and the ongoing fight between scientists, who are creating new grains with improved nutritional value, and traditional farmers, who fear the biotech companies are going to drive them out of business.
Online
2011
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Markova, Comfort Gay

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In this exploration of a little-known aspect of World War II in the Philippines, that of homosexual comfort gays, Walter Dempster, Jr., a.k.a Markova, watches a t.v. documentary about comfort women and remembers his own painful story and similar experiences. Sharing the spotlight with his two sons, popular film star Dolphy plays a role entirely stripped of stereotypes, revealing character and strength.
DVD
2004; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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25th Infantry

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From the Biograph picture catalogue: Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, "colored."
Online
1900
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Duda: Doubt

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Starring primarily nonprofessional actors and shot with a Sony VX camera, this is the first full length digital film produced in the Philippines. The story deals with the life of Chris, a young gay may who tries to settle down with one partner after a promiscuous sex life, but Chris's rather ironic jealousy and suspicions take a heavy toll on his life.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stray Cats: Mga Pusang Gala

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A gay novelist and his tenant, a woman who works but spends most of her time waiting for her lover to come home, have delusions about their love life.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)