On Subversity this afternoon, we chat with director Portes, in an interview taped during the Newport Beach Film Festival earlier this year.
Two of his films aired at the festival: In the Bosom of the Enemy and Markova: Comfort Gay. Both deal with World War II. [Review at: www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/32/film-tsang.php]
But his next project is a redramatization of U.S. military atrocities in the Philippines, beginning in 1901 when U.S. forces massacred thousands of Filipino villagers what has become the "Bells of Balangiga" atrocities. [The numbers mentioned in my film review refer to just one incident.] The "Bells" refer to church bells seized by the U.S.military that the inhabitants now want back.
This incident also led Mark Twain (active in the Anti-Imperialist League) to speak out.
The show airs today from 4-5 p.m. Pacific time this afternoon on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is Web-cast simultaneously via kuci.org.
The Bells of Balangiga: An Appeal for Support
Mark Twain on War and Imperialism by Jim Zwick
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