EDSA Revolution: The Transformation Of The Film Orapronobis

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The 1989 film Orapronobis portrays the life of many Filipinos after the famous 1986 EDSA revolution. Tracing back, it was because of the collective action of the Filipino masses displayed during EDSA that the long-term dictator Ferdinand Marcos was overthrown. He and his family had fled the country while Cory Aquino takes over. With this, a brand new light of democracy was lit and everyone was all too hopeful. On the one hand, a number of people regarded the said revolution as the ultimate catalyst to the long-awaited transition to democracy after 21 years of the country’s being under the colonial and oppressive grip of the Marcos administration. On the other hand, however, many considered it only as a mere revolt and not a revolution. Watching the entire film made me question the veracity of EDSA Revolution. Was it really a revolution as what it claims itself to be? The term revolution, as we all know, is synonymous with the words: transformation, upheaval, conversion, development, and so on. In a nutshell— change. But did change really take place? Sure, a new president was now installed in the office, one may count that as an example of change. But what about authentic change, a genuine transformation of the ailing situation? If change really did happen after EDSA, then how come the people during the post-revolution period were still in the course of struggle? How come the massacres, tortures, disappearances and many other familiar atrocities were still going on? The

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