Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Bangsamoro: The Quest for Peace in Mindanao (A Promotional Screening)

Bangsamoro: The Quest for Peace in Mindanao
22 and 24 September 2015
PH 400, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 
University of the Philippines-Diliman

The UP Third World Studies Center will be hosting the first promotional screening of the documentary, "Bangsamoro: The Quest for Peace in Mindanao," directed by Boyette Rimban, written by Luz Rimban, and produced by the K.A.K. Tri-Media Productions. 

Running for 54 minutes, this documentary will be screened on the following schedules:
  • 22 September 2015 (Tuesday)
    • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
    • 2:30 - 4:00 PM
  • 24 September 2015 (Thursday)
    • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
    • 2:30 - 4:00 PM

In this launch event, GPH Peace Panel Chair Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, together with Boyette Rimban, will be present for questions from the audience on the September 22, 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 2:30 PM screenings.


The Moros have long defended their right to self-determination. Since the Spanish colonization of what the conquistadores would later call the Philippines, up to the American occupation, Moros in Southern Philippines have battled invaders who sought to violently subdue them, in order to get hold of the resource-rich land and resources of Mindanao. Manila-based governments have engaged the Moros alternately in war and peace, and it wasn’t until recently, under the administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, that peace seemed to be within reach.  

The peace was broken, however, on January 25 when members of the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force launched an operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The incident burst into the national consciousness, so to speak, and drew attention to the fragile peace that has been holding in Mindanao for at least three years now. 

Not many have properly explained the history behind the Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination and explored the implications of the war to the people. This timely documentary is an attempt to discuss the roots of the conflict and present a deep understanding of the Bangsamoro’s struggle to attain genuine peace and autonomy.


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