Those not living in the area may not be aware that a protracted, if relatively low-intensity civil war has been going on in the Philippines for many decades. Ultra-right wing and neo-fascist groups are tolerated by Manilla, while socialist, leftist and communist guerillas have regularly been hunted down by government troups. This documentary explores the situation in the Philippines while clearly siding with the leftists. Viewers will find the murderous opinions of Jun Pala, a popular disk jockey and admirer of Hitler, particularly shocking. This conflict is complicated by the fact that while most of the population on the main islands of the Philippines is Christian, many people living in more remote areas (where most of the guerillas hold sway) are either Moslems or animists.
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