Chronicle of Wasted Lives dwells on killing of journalists


Chronicle of Wasted Livesdwells on the issues of the killing of journalists, rampantwarrantless arrests and extra-judicial killings of militant leaders. It topbills Migui Moreno (left) as Catalino Gomez, a singer-poet struggling to reveal social realities through his music and poetry and Robert Correa (right) as Aurelio Burgos, hard-hitting journalist who is also the father of a missing activist.


Nagsimula na si Francis Villacorta ng kanyangkauna-unahang full-length feature film, ang socio-political drama napinamagatang Chronicle of Wasted Lives.

Angpelikula ay pinagbibidahan ng stage and character actor na si Robert Correabilang si Aurelio Burgos, isang hard-hitting journalist at ama ng isangnawawalang anak na ang hinala'y in-abduct ng military operatives.

Ito rin ang magsisilbing comebackfilm ng actor na si Migui Moreno na ilang taon ring wala sa movie scene,bagama't paminsan-minsan ay napipili ito para sa ilang TVcommercials and print ads.

Gumaganap si Migui bilang siCatalino Gomez, isang singer-poet na nag-i-struggle upang ibunyag ang mga tunayna pangyayari sa lipunan sa pamamagitan ng kanyang musikaat poetry.

Lead female star naman si GinaVilla bilang si Arlene Zamora, isang reporter at mapagmahal na ina sa kanyang mgaanak. Ang kanyang exposé sa corruptionng town mayor ay lubhang magpapahamak sa kanya.

Kasama rinsa cast sina Emlyn Olfindo Santosbilang si Inez, editor-publisher ng isang diyaryo ng oposisyon na patuloy nanakikipag-kumpitensiya sa iba; Kimberly Diaz as Anita, isang social worker atasawa ni Aurelio na umaasang mahahanap pa rin ang kanilang nawawalanganak.

Pagkatapos niyang lumabas sacritically-acclaimed films tulad ng Serbisat Kinatay, mapapanood rin siMercedes Cabral sa pelikulang ito bilang Frida, isang college-paper editorturned commercial/ramp model at girlfriend ni Catalino. Tampok rin si Khino Bagatsing bilang Jason, ang idealistic na anak nina Aurelioand Anita.

Ang Chronicle of Wasted Lives aymay matinding suporta mula sa cast ng mga beterano ng teatro tulad nina CesAldaba as Nick Jose, Arlene's supportive editor; Bani Baldisseri bilang Roland,ang informer na nagbi-bridge ng exposé ni Anna sa kuwento ni Aurelio.

Nasa cast rin sina Abel Napuranbilang si Rod, ang whistleblower; Eric Beja as Guillermo, photojournalist nanag-e-exploit ng human misery sa pamamagitan ng kanyang mga larawan; PerryEscano as Tony, isang reporter.

Patricia Unas as Anna Policarpio,the journalist who falls prey sa isang makapangyarihang taong na-involve saisang national scandal; Tony Roma as Daniel, a writer who maintains hisobjectivity sa panahon ng sensationalism; James Mendoza bilang Gerald, a cub reporter who discovers that there'smore to journalism than just 5Ws and 1H at si Richard Manabat bilang Rick,kaibigan ni Aurelio na kinalaban ang Marcos dictatorship na nagmamay-ari ngcafé.

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Ang Chronicle of Wasted Lives ay tumatalakay sa pagpapatay sa mga journalists,ang pag-aresto sa mga tao nang walang warrant, ang extrajudicial killingsng militant leaders, at ang walangkatapusang corruption ng public officials sa kasalukuyang pamahalaan.

The filmdelves into the world of journalists, editors, cultural workers and otherdefenders of the truth in a predominantly indifferent society.

Saad ngwriter-director na si Villacorta, "Ang pelikula ay tungkol sa corruption of the human soul. It's aboutjournalists who struggle to tell the truth in a country where the powerful are consumed by greed. It's the story ofone's quest to find beauty in a fractured society and a damaged culture."

Matapangnga ang pelikula dahil mapapanood rin dito ang controversies surrounding theConstituent Assembly, the Right of Reply Bill, arrest and trial of Aung SanSuu Kyi, global menace of North Korea's nuclear tests, Mindanao armedconflict at ang 2010 National Elections.

SYNOPSIS. Ang Chronicle of Wasted Lives aytungkol sa pakikipaglaban ng tatlong tao para sa demokrasya sa isang bansang hitik sa corruption at injustice.

Aurelio Burgos (Robert Correa)is searching for his missing son Jason. But his search is more than just aphysical search. It is also a moralcrusade and a spiritual journey. His anger at the powers-that-be is the angerof a nation terrorized by the corrupt and the powerful.

CatalinoGomez (Migui Moreno) is a starving artist searching for beauty amidstthe horrible realities of life in an unjust society. He is fighting themonstrous enemy of the truth through his music and poetry.

Arlene Zamora (Gina Villa) is struggling for social justice. Armed with the truth, she disproves thenotion that "you can't fight City Hall. "She is fighting for a better futurefor her children at a very high cost," dagdag-impormasyon ni Villacorta.

Si Francis Villacorta ay graduate ng History-Political Science mula sa De La SalleUniversity. Naging reporter rin siyafor TV Patrol sa mga unang taon ngABS-CBN, publicist for Warner Brothers,producer-writer-director ng 1994 Miss Universe Flores de Mayo Dinner Dance atng 1995 Manila Film Festival.

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Siya rin ang theaterproducer-writer-director ng plays tulad ng Hamlet, Dominic, St. Scholastica, The Virgin ofthe Poor and The Jose P. Laurel Story, among others.

Ang kanyanggrupo ay kasalukuyang abala sa musical na Confessions of a Soul (The Life ofSt. Augustine) in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of ColegioSan Agustin-Makati.

Also lined up are the stageversions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Federico Fellini's La Strada, IngmarBergman's Scenes from a Marriage and his original works Don Bosco: TheMusical and Requiem for the Red Rose, based on the life and death ofSpartacist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.


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