Remnants of a Revolution
by Cha Escala
PHILLIPINES - 2019 - 75 MINUTES
A son contemplates the life of his aging father, Jose "Ka Pepe" Luneta, who is one of the founders of the Communist Party of the Philippines and allegedly led the brutal torture and executions of his fellow rebels who have been falsely accused of be military infiltrators. Ka Pepe, now 75, is a political asylum seeker in Germany. When he fled the Philippines in the 90s, he left a son behind.
This documentary is a recording of a father and son's journey to confront a violent past. It is also a son's terrifying quest to recognize his father's role in the suffering and murder of possibly innocent victims. It is above all the testimony of a father who confesses to his son and to the world the dark heritage he keeps.