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Bagong Bayani: OCW
Direction: Tikoy Aguiluz

81 minutes
35mm print
with English subtitles
Dark Horse Pictures

Shown on February 14, 1996; February 9, 1999

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 Bagong Bayani: OCW

This powerful docu-drama by Tikoy Aguiluz attempts to seek answers to the question raised by the murder of Delia Maga and the execution of Flor Contemplation - two of the countless Filipina OCWs who are forced to leave their children for better opportunities in life, only to end up lost and hlepless in hostile lands.

The heartbreaking plight of the overseas contract workers is dramatized in the tragic tale of Flor Contemplacion - the Filipino domestic helper in Singapore convicted of murder and condemned to death. Accounts culled from reports of Amnesty International as well as classified info gathered in the Asian city-state itself are combined with actual footages and recreated scenes of events leading to the heroine's execution.

Urian Award for Best Actress for Helen Gamboa (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino);
Urian Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino)

Direction: Tikoy Aguiluz
Screenplay: Jose F. Lacaba
Cinematography: Jun Dalawis
Editing: Mirana Medina-Bhunjun
Music: Noel Espenida


Helen Gamboa
Chanda Romero
Irma Adlawan
Pen Medina
Harlene Bautista
Marvin Nolasco
Nancy Nolasco
Bryan Sumagaysay
Sherry Lara
Dennis Marasigan
Cesar Xerex-Burgos
Randolph Ranay
Madeleine Nicholas

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