6 more days until Burgos FILM premieres at the London Labour Film Festival, 30 April, 6.00pm, at the ODEON Covent Garden.

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Brought to you by Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP)




EUROPEAN film premiere

Wednesday 30th April 2014 18:00

Dir: Joel Lamangan

90 minutes

Written and directed by two of the Philippines’ cinema’s leading lights, Ricardo Lee and Joel C Lamangan, Burgos is a film about a mother’s desperate search for her missing son.

In April 2007 Jonas Burgos, an agriculturist and a member of the Farmers Alliance of Bulacan, was abducted by seven armed men and a woman at a restaurant in Ever Gotesco Mall, Quezon City, Philippines.

Seven years later, Mrs Edita Burgos’s tireless crusade to search for his son still goes on. The human rights group, Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared), supports her. They have found direct links of the abduction and detention with the Phillippine military, though they deny it repeatedly.

The Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines UK (CHRP-UK), in co-operation with the London Labour Film Festival, is proud to screen Burgos at the London Film Festival.