A part of the CineFilipino festival, sibling director duo Sari Raissa Dalena and Kiri Dalena base their The Guerrilla Is A Poet on the story of revolutionary leader Jose Maria Siso, a central figure in the Communist Party Of The Philippines who was heavily involved in the revolutionary movement in the 1960s before being captured, imprisoned and re-emerging as a poet.
The tale of an activist's journey during the turbulent years of Martial
Law, until his capture in the mountains and the dark, nine years of
imprisonment that followed, leading to his birth as a poet.
The revolutionary movements within the Philippines are a total blank spot for me in terms of knowing the actual history and so I have no way of telling how accurate the sisters' portrayal may or may not be, but the trailer is quite strong. Take a look below.