Liway — Kip Oebanda’s autobiographical drama about an activist seized during Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s Martial Law — is now available for streaming. The full film is available on Rappler’s YouTube under the site’s Act One section.
The 2018 film casts Glaiza De Castro as Kumander Liway, an anti-Marcos dissident who is faced with the difficult task of looking after her family’s welfare inside a prison camp during Martial Law.
Oggs Cruz praised the film in his writing, calling it a needfully “blunt melodrama.” That, apart from being such a personal work, Liway also “reaches higher as it bravely attempts to awaken patriotism amongst its audience through carefully constructed passages that turn love for the nation into relatable morsels.”
Liway first premiered at the 2018 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and the Special Jury citation “for its timely subject matter and for its writer/director who courageously opened himself up to share with others his very revealing past.”