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"This extraordinary documentary looks at the work of Gabriela, a mass organization of diverse women’s groups in the Philippines. Founded in 1984 in honor of Gabriela Silans, a Filipina nationalist who fought against the Spanish occupation, it brought nuns, students, farm and factory workers, artists, prostitutes and housewives together to gain a voice in national politics. This voice was particularly important in the overthrow of the Marcos regime—and continues to be so in light of the current government’s actions. An empowering documentary on the contemporary role and history of women in the Philippines as well as strategies for global feminism."



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