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Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented subjects and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.
Rustling of Leaves
In the aftermath of the anti-Marcos “Yellow Revolution,” a rapidly changing political landscape is seen through the lens of the left-wing revolution in the Philippines. With a bevy of crusaders for different causes, the revolution is conditioned by attempts to seize power from the military and rebuild a country where achieving stability seems an impossible task. Shot over eight months on the heavily armed-on-all-sides frontlines, legal politics are dissected to reveal post-dictatorial peoples’ movements and divergences within the guerilla war. Wild’s earth-shattering first feature documentary, A RUSTLING OF LEAVES is filled to the brim with converging political philosophies. While decisions are faced by key revolutionary and counter-revolutionary figures, the messy (and bloody) role that foreign powers have had in murky global politics are brought to light to a devastatingly dynamic chronicle of dissent. // Nettie Wild, Canada, 1988, 112' // Half of all proceeds from the proceeds of this video go directly to the artist, and half go to support the work of Cinema Politica. To find out more about Cinema Politica, visit: cinemapolitica.org.