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Ninoy Aquino & the Rise of People Power (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | October 2009 (USA)
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Previously Gandhi had used nonviolence to drive the British from India. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had used nonviolence to broaden the civil rights of African-Americans. Through People ... See full summary »

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Butz Aquino
Tessie Aquino
Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara
Dae-jung Kim
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Mykull Torres ... Laban Protester
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Previously Gandhi had used nonviolence to drive the British from India. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had used nonviolence to broaden the civil rights of African-Americans. Through People Power, Benigno Aquino made nonviolence into a method for driving out national dictators and strengthening the cause of democracy. He set off a wave that rippled around the planet. Written by Tom Coffman

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Very worthwhile documentary about Ninoy Aquino's life and struggles to bring about democratic reforms in the Philippines
2 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Solid documentary about Ninoy Aquino and his camarades' (fellow opposition workers) struggles to bring about democratic and government reforms during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Riveting testimony from participants and colleagues of Aquino about the fateful days and moments leading up to Ninoy's assassination in 1983 and the historic non-violent "People-Power" revolution that arose from it.

Sometimes the narration gets a bit over-dramatic - much like some of the newscasters on Filipino nightly news - otherwise a very worthwhile program reminding us that budding democracies require vigilance and often dramatic struggle to uplift the many from authoritarian oppression.


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