During Martial Law, the nation’s artists turned to film to express the country’s woes in elaborate metaphors. This gave birth to a “militant film culture,” and what is now called as New Cinema, and whose products eventually made up the country’s second golden age in cinema.
These films’ metaphors did not just mean to express. It wanted to teach the innocent to be wary of arrogance, and to always work a way out of oppression. Or at least try their best to.
The Marcos regime left an ineffaceable imprint that was apparent in the works of these filmmakers. Some of them even showed the effects of which long after the dictator’s fall from office.
So, in commemoration of 40 years after the declaration of Martial Law, check out the gallery below for our list of the best films that showed us the terror and horror of Batas Militar.
IMAGES FROM VIDEO48.BLOGSPOT.COM, CRITICAFTERDARK.BLOGSPOT.COM AND LAGARISTA.COM