BURGOS - EUROPEAN FILM PREMIERE
Written and directed by two of the Philippine cinemas leading lights, Ricardo Lee and Joel C Lamangan, Burgos is a film about a mothers 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 her son still goes on. The human rights group, Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared), supports her. They have found direct links to 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 .
Followed by a Q&A
THIS IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILlIPINES.
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