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After 32 years, documentary on aftermath of Marcos rule gets PH premiere

ABS-CBN News — 18.09.2020

A scene from “A Rustling of Leaves,” which will premiere in the Philippines this weekend. Handout

MANILA — A film on the aftermath of the Marcos dictatorship is finally getting its Philippine debut after more than three decades.

“A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution” is a documentary made in 1988 by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Nettie Wild.

It will be part of the opening activities of Daang Dokyu, the country’s first documentary festival of its kind, with the theme “Martial Law, Never Again.”

In a statement released Friday, Wild said it is time for “A Rustling of Leaves” to come home after 32 years.

“It is only now that the film will face its most important audience — the Filipinos,” said the filmmaker, who is unable to attend the screening in the Philippines due to the pandemic.

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