Twenty-five years ago, on August 21, 1983, former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was shot and killed. It happened less than a minute after soldiers escorted him from his seat on board China Airlines Flight 811. Ninoy's death sparked a chain of events that would end the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
Today, only dim memories of this national tragedy remain. What linger are faint recollections of a military conspiracy. Beyond that, the circumstances surrounding Ninoy's murder remain a mystery. UNTIL NOW.
Produced by the Foundation for Worldwide People Power (FWWPP), Beyond Conspiracy: 25 Years after the Aquino Assasination is directed by documentarist Butch Nolasco while the script is written by Ben Tangco.
This 90-minute documentary combines painstaking research with state-of-the-art CGI (computer generated imaging) technology to recreate Ninoy's assassination, showing angles that Filipinos have never seen before.
Beyond Conspiracy seeks to affirm the historical significance of the Aquino assassination to the youth, many of whom have very little knowledge of this tragedy and its profound impact on Philippine society, other than what they may have hear or read in school.
The documentary of FWWPP also talks to those who were old enough to recall the assassination but have grown indifferent, convinced that Ninoy died in vain because the "real mastermind" will never come to light.
Beyond Conspiracy: 25 Years after the Aquino Assasination will be aired on ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best on August 24 (Sunday) at 10:30 pm. The 90-minute documentary will also be shown on The Filippino Channel, TFCNow, and TFCKo.