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Writing and refusing vaccines

AS early as the 18th century, movement against vaccination were already being formed. It began with Jenner and his cowpox vaccination, which first became compulsory in Britain. The issue was reduced to vaccination as a cure that was beastly. The other concerns were...

Cinema quarantine

SIXTEEN filmmakers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were engaged by the National Committee on Cinema of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to document their responses to the quarantine using the art form they are expected to struggle with in...

America agonistes

When we recovered from the shock, we realized there was nothing unusual about Americans attacking their own capitol. The death of democracy was how the democrats put it as if the killing of sovereignty of other nations was new to them. They prop...

Only women can pick up ‘Pieces of a Woman’

THE first 30 minutes of the film Pieces of a Woman must be one of the most stressful—good stressful—introductions to a dramatic film. High-octane energy is usually the province of action films but seldom do we expect tension in a film about a...

Killing words

The virus has mutated: It has turned friends into monsters and has made us judges and executioners of both of the perpetrators and the victims. There is no other explanation. We have not learned from the lockdown, from those months of being separated from...

Ma Rainey’s angry blues

THERE is an angry film in town. It is not about war and killing; it is a chronicle of a day in a recording studio. It is also about the blues. It is about black bottom. It is about blues legend Ma Rainey. As...

Coming & going home: 2020/2021

By the last month of 2019, the forecast for the coming year, 2020, had already been released. The diviners whose marketing skills had become more elegant than their foretelling abilities had assured and reassured their clients that the year about to be with...

The world is waiting for the sunrise

The world is waiting the sunrise, And every rose is covered with dew. —From a post-World War 1 song By December, the best Christmas gift was the arrival of the vaccine. It came under not one but many brands: some were vetted to be good;...
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