Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song | Chicago Reader

Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song

A remarkable and sensitive blend of the personal and the political, the conclusion of Nick Deocampo's trilogy from the Philippines on the theme of “poverty and prostitution,” shot in Super-8 format, is both distinctive and powerful. Narrated by Deocampo in English, the film documents the anti-Marcos revolution, the life of Oliver (a transvestite who was the subject of the first film in the trilogy), child prostitution, and the filmmaker's own personal history, including his homosexuality, his filmmaking, and his travels abroad. The tone is reflective, lyrical, and sufficiently impassioned to bridge the film's occasional technical limitations.

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