Artists from all over the Philippines have retold and reinterpreted the stories of the victims of the “war on drugs” to illustrate to us the irrevocable truth: that the Philippine Drug War has needlessly destroyed lives and families of thousands of Filipinos, and that we must amplify our voices to stop the killings.
Here are some of the artworks from all kinds of artistic disciplines — from music to visual arts — that have told the stories from the Philippines’ “war on drugs” in a way that news reports and newspaper headlines have not been able to convey. Contact the artist privately for permission to use their works.
Directed by filmmaker Cha Roque, “Langit Lupa” takes the perspective of a young boy who became a “collateral damage” in the current administration’s war on drugs. The film is part of “Trilogy,” a three-part series produced by INCITEGov and artists’ group DAKILA that features the real life experiences of “Ang Napagtripan,” “Ang Napagkamalan,” and “Ang Nadamay” (roughly translated as “The Falsely Accused,” “The Mistaken Identity,” and “The Collateral Damage”).
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