Ynang-Bayan: To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War

Ynang-Bayan: To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War

Ynang Bayan_4A documentary film, which focuses on the subject of women’s movement in the Philippines. Myth and legend overlap with history and politics as the women’s struggle is laid to bear in the individual stories and achievements of those featured in the film. The fragmented mosaic of voices and scenes allow for a plurality of views and opinions to account for the multifaceted and complex nature of Filipinas. From poetry to dance, politics to poetry – women chart their own lives in the auspicious event of change happening with the ascent of a woman to the country’s pinnacle of power.

Ynang-Bayan: To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War

Synopsis

Ynang Bayan_4A documentary film, which focuses on the subject of women’s movement in the Philippines. Myth and legend overlap with history and politics as the women’s struggle is laid to bear in the individual stories and achievements of those featured in the film. The fragmented mosaic of voices and scenes allow for a plurality of views and opinions to account for the multifaceted and complex nature of Filipinas. From poetry to dance, politics to poetry – women chart their own lives in the auspicious event of change happening with the ascent of a woman to the country’s pinnacle of power.

Description

1991/ 16mm/ Color/ 65 mins/ Documentary

D: Nick Deocampo;
P: Goethe-Institut Manila, MFI, Philippine Information Agency, Nick Deocampo;
Sc: Ian Victoriano, Nick Deocampo;
C: Yam Laranas;
E: Louie Quirino;
M: Alan Hilario;
So: Ricky Orellana;
Cast: Upeng Galang Fernandez, Edna Vida, Sylvia Garde, Joy Barrios

Key Subject Areas:
Arts & Culture; Documentary; Gender; History; Human Rights; Identity; Literature; Martial Law; People’s Power Revolution; Philippine History; Politics; Sexuality; Society; Women