Saturday, 21 December
1131 Howe Street
Join the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) in Canada and Kagawasan Liberation for a screening of REVOLUTION SELFIE followed by a discussion on the dampening and at times devastating impacts of terrorist listings and red-tagging on organized community resistance to colonization and exploitation from the Philippines to Palestine.
Doors open 12:30 – film screening 1:00 pm
Award-winning film REVOLUTION SELFIE expands the horizons of documentary storytelling while broadening our understanding about the lesser-known fronts in the global “War on Terror.”
Filmmaker and former lawyer Steven De Castro takes us up close and personal into the lives of the young soldiers of the New People’s Army (NPA), the 50-year-old Maoist guerilla army in the Philippine hinterlands, setting out to discover what is going on in the Philippines that has led the CIA to declare war on the revolutionary army that’s been growing in the countryside for almost 50 years – and why the CIA dubs the NPA a“foreign terrorist organization”.
But rather than simply presenting interviews and images in a traditional journalistic manner, this film weaves fantasy elements and web-based camera techniques into the documentary form to disrupt our matrix of widely held beliefs that underpin the discussion of terrorism, poverty, and the motivations of the warriors who fight in a revolutionary liberation war.