Eiga: Cinema in the Philippines during World War II
The third volume in Nick Deocampo's continuing film saga, this book investigates how World War II affected the development of cinema in the Philippines. The book reveals about Japanese wartime manipulation of motion pictures and other significant intellectual efforts made by Japanese film critics and film artists who formed the Propaganda Corps assigned to the Philippines. They conceived for Filipinos a "national" identity for their cinema, even while this was wrapped in a fascist, colonial, and militaristic context. Seventy years after the end of World War II, Deocampo revisits the wartime period and its cinema and provides a landmark contribution to historical memory as he uncovers one of the bleakest moments in Philippine film history.
Anvil Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 7.5 inches / 494 pages / BW