The men of village 88

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Edwardo Aboganda of Barangay 88. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

As the world celebrates human rights day and a month after a super typhoon hit, bodies still lie along the coastline of Timex compound in Village 88 of San Jose, Tacloban City.  At least 1,000 died in a population of 11,000.  Many corpses remained impaled on trees or caught under fishing cages.  This documentary by Pat Evangelista and her team tells the story of intertwining narratives of 3 fathers: Ramil Navarro, Edwardo Aboganda and William Cabuquin.  They tell us the horror of daily life – of living with decisions that can’t be unmade, of bodies of friends and ghosts of families, of the gruelling struggle to survive.  

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