Jose F. Lacaba

Jose F. Lacaba is a poet, essayist, journal-ist and scriptwriter. Through his writings, he rebelled against the injustices of the Marcos administration, and in his films echoed the sentiments of the Filipino working class. His screenplays include some of the most impor-tant films in local cinema: Jaguar, Sister Stella L., Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim, and Oraprono-bis, which he represented at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival with its director Lino Brocka.
 
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Pete Lacaba shares what it's like to be tortured by your own government.
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