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Remastered Documentary of Ninoy’s Final Days and Cory’s Last Interview Can Now Be Streamed for Free

The Last Journey of Ninoy features never-before-seen interviews, lost archival footage, remastered phone conversations, and revealing excerpts from Ninoy’s private diaries and letters. 
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Sometimes you don’t remember how you got here. Caught in the hamster wheel of the big machine, you forget that the reason you're off the clock is because one man dared say that what was going on was not okay.

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Today is the 37th anniversary of Ninoy Aquino’s assassination. On August 21, 1983, upon his return to the Philippines, Ninoy was shot in the head. His death ultimately led to the People Power Revolution in 1986, the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and the return of democracy. Most don’t think about these things anymore (or choose not to think at all) and that’s why you should return to the story.

Ninoy Aquino, exiled in Boston, on U.S. television in the 1980s

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The Aquinos in Boston in the 1980s

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The Final Eight Days of Ninoy Aquino

The Last Journey of Ninoy, the internationally acclaimed documentary that follows the final eight days of the statesman, is now streaming for free (for a limited time) on iWantThe 55-minute film, which has been digitally remastered, follows two timelines: As Ninoy’s six-leg journey to Manila unfolds, his personal and spiritual journey in prison is also told.

A recreated video of Ninoy's final flight, China Airlines 811 flying over Taipei on August 21, 1983

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The media frenzy that met the widowed Cory Aquino and her children after their arrival in Manila in August 1983

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We also get a glimpse of very private moments as the documentary includes the final interview of President Corazon C. Aquino. According to producer Indie.Go Media, before her death in 2009, Cory faced the cameras between chemotherapy sessions to narrate the most pivotal chapter of her husband’s life.

The former President in her last interview in 2009

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Ninoy's private diaries and personal letters

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To build the story, Journey draws from a wealth of rare sources, including never-before-seen interviews, lost archival footage, remastered phone conversations, revealing excerpts from Ninoy’s private diaries and letters, and Cory's memoir, To Love Another Day. The result, says its producers, is a “riveting account that has never been told in detail.”

Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker and advertising director Jun Reyes of Indie.Go Media, with the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation, The Last Journey of Ninoy was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2010 New York Festivals’ Film & TV Awards and the 2010 Al Jazeera International Film Festival. The film was first released in the Philippines in 2009 and now you can remember Ninoy's story again.

See its trailer below: 

The Last Journey of Ninoy is now streaming on iwant.ph. For more information, visit indiegomedia.asia.

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