Bitter Rice

Australia, 1989

Film
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This is a documentary examining the political struggle in the Philippines. It focuses on the life and exploits of Bernabe Buscayno, alias Kommanda Dante, legendary figure, founder of the New People’s Army, and long time defender of the people. This gripping film looks at Dante’s recent efforts to bring about political and economic change by establishing the People’s Livelihood Foundation - an open co-operative for rice farmers in Capas, which represents the people’s struggle to earn from their land … so far the struggle has been peaceful.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

Cecil Holmes

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300637

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buscayno, Bernabe

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philippines - Politics and government

History → History

People → Buscayno, Bernabe

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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