Notes on Lino Brocka’s essay 2

“The “upliftment of the motion Picture industry” should not, can never be, a package deal; it is, instead, a protracted struggle. One should work perseveringly with the material at hand, should be aware of but not stunted by our cinematic tradition, and should place one’s trust in the Filipino mass audience.”

-Lino Brocka (Philippine Movies: Some Problems and Prospects)

Here, Brocka actually suggested for filmmakers to apply a dialectical materialist method on developing films which, in effect, would have developed a great cinema culture. But it never happened because, you, filmmakers, are busy problematizing how to convey “your own voices” into your film.

This scene is tiring.

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