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Brocka: The Filmmaker Without Fear

Catalino Ortiz Brocka is considered the Philippines’ greatest filmmaker. Brocka joined the Philippine Educational Theater (PETA) Group where he learned the craft of directing.

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Written By

Jose T. Gamboa

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Jose T. Gamboa

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Catalino Ortiz Brocka is considered the Philippines’ greatest filmmaker. Brocka joined the Philippine Educational Theater (PETA) Group where he learned the craft of directing. He wrote and directed his first film, Wanted: Perfect Mother in 1970 under Lea Productions and won Best Screenplay at the Manila Film Festival. In 1985 Brocka was given the Magsaysay Award “for making cinema a vital social commentary, awakening public consciousness to disturbing realities of life among the Filipino poor.” Brocka died in a car crash at the age of 54 and was posthumously awarded the National Artist Award for Film in 1997.

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10

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10 x 8 x 0.05

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Soft Cover

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