Film by Ellen Ongkeko Marfil of Rodolfo Vera play staged by José Estrella
Sept 20 Wed 5 p.m.
Synopsis: Indigo Child explores the life of Felisa, a New People’s Army amazon caught by the military in the last few years of the 1970s.
She is tortured, raped and becomes a ‘lover’ to a military man before she manages to escape. Years later, she confronts her past with her grown-up child Jerome, who wants to know the truth.
Cited as the “BEST ONE-ACT PLAY of 2016” by INQUIRER.net BRAVO! Best of Theater 2016, Indigo Child was one of the 9 one-act plays mounted by Ladies Who Launch last September 2016 at Bantayog ng mga Bayani as part of the Never Again: Voices of Martial Law theatrical festival – cited as one of the 25 Best Arts and Culture Moments of 2016 by spot.ph
Starring Skyzx Labastilla (BEST ACTRESS-PLAY of 2016, Inquirer BRAVO!) and Rafael Tibayan who plays her son, INDIGO CHILD was shown for the first time on video at Bantayog ng mga Bayani Center last June 12, 2017 in celebration of “Araw ng Malayang Pilipino”. Stageplay by Palanca Hall of Famer Rodolfo Vera, stage direction by respectable thespian José Estrella, filmed by award-winning director Ellen Ongkeko Marfil and the Pelikulove team. With special thanks to Sari Dalena and the UP Film Institute and Rey Agapay.
Special screenings will be on the following dates: (FREE ADMISSION)
Sept. 19, 2017, 8 PM Pistang Rizalina (Escalante City, Negros Occidental)
Sept. 20, 2017, 5 PM Martial Law 45 Years After (UP Diliman – Cine Adarna)
Sept. 21, 2017, 7:30 PM Pistang Rizalina (CCP, Dream theater)
Special Mentions on the Video:
“…you hang on to every word, every turn of the head, every scratch of the chair, for any enlightenment they could provide…You are the child, the mother, even the mirror. Then the pain comes and you’re not prepared. You are in a rage but you are also shamed. You are not released. I have seen the play and then the movie. I promise you, it will not let you go.”
– May V. Rodriguez
Bantayog ng mga Bayani Executive Director
“De profundis (out of the depths)…what a powerful thing you have there”
– Ceres P. Doyo
“Encouraging collective amnesia has devastating effects. The sins of the past, like those of Marcos’ martial law, will play themselves out over and over again until we learn the lessons that History begs us to acknowledge.”
– Susan Quimpo
Art therapist and counselor
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