POLIGOV HW2

Topics: Philippines, Terrorism, Filipino language Pages: 2 (308 words) Published: March 12, 2015
POLIGOV
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Guinto, Deanne S.January 30, 2015
De Castro, Leon Ms. Portia Elaine Bismonte
Odiamar, Xavier

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT #2, Take-Home Quiz 2
TAKE-HOME ACTIVITY#3 and Graded Recitation#3
“A Reaction Paper on Political Themed Anime: Terrorism”

“Dekada 70 (State Terrorism: torture during martial law)”

A. Summary
Dekada 70 was directed by Chito S Roño and adaptation of Lualhati Bautista’s novel. It’s a story of a middle-class Filipino family regarding the political policies that led to dictatorship and state of martial law during the center of a riotous time in Philippine history.

The couple, Amanda and Julian, who have old-fashioned ideologies are dealing with raising their five boys namely, Jules, Isagani, Emmanuel, Jason and Bingo, in an era where fear, unrest, passion and social chaos are evident. Amanda, as a mother, realizes the implications of living within an era of dictatorship sorted the reactions of his husband and sons while the father, Julian, faces the painful dissent of his children because the five boys were struggling to accept the differences of their beliefs.

Amanda realize who she is as a wife, a mother, a woman, and a Filipino because she was awaken to the needs of her own self as she go on a journey of discovery.

B. Reaction Essay
1. In your point of view did these episodes reflect the reality of a present modern day society and how it deals with Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism as whole? This movie really reflect how our society is today, it may not be the era of dictatorship anymore but it shows how people wants to fight for their rights, whether in a right or wrong way.

C. Research and Analysis

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Dekada_70_-_Movie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekada_'70_(film)
http://starforallseasons.com/2012/03/07/dekada-70/
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