Mindanao: Healing Which Past? Building The Future For Whom?

Sheila Pagurayan reflects on how Butch Nolasco’s Mindanao: Healing The Past, Building The Future, a 1999 video-documentary on the the continuing armed conflict in Southern Philippines, approaches the idea of peace perpetrated by NGOs and the Philippine Government (GPH). Pagurayan notes how the cosmetic concept of peace conceals the underlying political and socio-economic interests upheld by all parties involved in the conflict.