Jmayel, Sacha and Story, a British family living in Siargao documents their experience when Super Typhoon Odette touched down on the island. They run the YouTube channel Eight Miles from Home.
Super Typhoon Odette touched down on Siargao Island and destroyed our home. This video contains real storm footage from December 16th, filmed from our beach villa in Pilar. The damage to the Philippines is catastrophic.
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Our names are Jmayel, Sacha & Story. We traveled to Siargao island with Jmayel’s mum & Story’s grandma just before the Global pandemic that sent the whole planet into quarantine. We got stranded for months and fell in love with island life, now we want to make that life more permanent.
About this documentary: “The people in the Philippines are suffering from one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world. As the government struggles to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ultra-strict quarantine and social distancing measures which have now stretched to more than half a year, have left the economy on its knees. The move has also left millions of people jobless and hungry. The dire situation has now pushed millions of people to the brink of starvation. Why did the pandemic hit the poorest of poor so hard? With the Philippine economy slipping into its worst recession in decades, can the poor pull themselves out from the crushing poverty? Will their cries for help be heard?”
Dir: James Jones & Olivier Sarbil United Kingdom / France / 2019 / 72mins
This is the searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war.
Shot in the style of a Hollywood thriller, this observational film combines the look and feel of a narrative feature film with a real life revelatory journalistic investigation into a campaign of killings.
Gangster youths move through smoky nightclubs, armed police patrol in skull masks, and a solitary mortician waits in his warehouse for his next victim.
On The President’s Orders uncovers a murky world where crime, drugs and politics collide – and reveals a sinister truth about the nature of the ongoing slaughter on the streets of Manila.
“Filipinos in the Philippines don’t need to define themselves, but for the Filipino diaspora many are looking for a connection back to their heritage,” says Elle Festin, co-founder of the Tatak Ng Apat na Alon community, which translates as “Mark of the Four Waves Tribe”.
“It’s more important for them to define themselves as Filipino in a foreign country.”
The objective of the director/author/owner of the video is to expose hidden facts about the EDSA Revolution Yellow Propaganda. By simply stating the FACTS, everything becomes astoundingly simple and clear. For 25 years, media has been forcibly feeding people about their mystical notion of People Power, an event that was not participated by more than 80 million Filipinos back in 1986. 25 years after this so called “bloodless” revolution (Ironically, thanks to Marcos), the rich has gotten more wealthy and are poised to own the utilities and infrastructures of the country while the entire populace of the Philippines is mired in POVERTY, MEDIOCRITY and constant SUFFERING.