International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events 2020

Shorts Program 7 Documentary

Expired November 23, 2020 4:59 AM
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At the height of the New People's Army's reign of terror, the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines, was in the brink of collapse. The residents fled to avoid extortion, mass murders, and bombings. In response to this threat, the government deployed the 606th Special Forces Company. This is a short film depicting the inspiring true story of Medal-of-Valor awardee, Cpt Arturo Ortiz of the Army Special Forces as he led 23 SF Operators and 36 Guerillas against more than 200 NPA Terrorists. The story is re-enacted by actual Special Forces Operators to make it as close to reality as possible.

Director Bio:

1Lt Balaram Tamayo is a combat officer of the Philippine Army Special Forces. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Star, the 2nd Highest military honor for courage under fire, for his selfless act of valor during the Battle of Marawi in 2017. He is a warrior who loves film and aspires to make a difference not just in the battlefield, but in the hearts and minds of Filipinos.

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  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino, Tagalog, English
  • Country
  • Director
    1Lt Balaram S Tamayo
  • Screenwriter
    1Lt Balaram S Tamayo
  • Producer
    BGen Ramiro A Rey
  • Cast
    1Lt Jefferson Nobleza