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Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion

Revolution Selfie expands the horizons of documentary storytelling while broadening our understanding of the lesser-known fronts in the global “War on Terror.” Filmmaker Steven De Castro paints a portrait of the 50- year-old Maoist guerilla army in the Philippine hinterlands. 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 entire matrix of widely held beliefs underpinning the discussion of terrorism, poverty, and the motivations of the warriors who fight in a peasant revolution. No Metro Passes/Groupons.

 

USA/Netherlands/Philippines  2019, 115 min, Dir: Steven De Castro

Screenings

January 23, 2020
6:30 pm