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Veteran film director Joel Lamangan in a press conference on Thursday, July 21 said he will watch Darryl Yap’s upcoming film “Maid in Malacañang.”
But Lamangan said he will only watch it to spot the distorted truths, which he plans to debunk and correct in the film he is planning to create. He is currently scouting for producers.
“Dapat hindi natin ito palampasin. Dapat tingnan ulit natin ito bilang distortion ng katotohanan,” he said during the ML50 event which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the country.
“Kung manonood ba ako? Oo manonood ako. Titignan ko kung ganung katarant*duhan ginagawa nila at sinasabi nila. At sasabihin ko sa mga tao na hindi totoo ang lahat ng ito. At gagawa ako ng pelikula laban dito,” he added.
“Maid in Malacañang” shows the last 72 hours of the Marcoses inside the Palace before fleeing to Hawaii during the 1986 People Power Revolution. The creators of the film said it was shared through the eyes of a “reliable source.”
Lamangan was an activist and political prisoner in his teenage years.
Darryl Yap responds
When asked for his reaction on the issue, Yap said his respect for Direk Joel remains despite the difference in their belief.
“Kung gagantihan ko rin ng pagmamataas ang mga sinabi niya, magmumukhang nakikipag-away ako sa isa sa mga haligi ng industriya,” he maintained.
“Pero mainam rin na paalalahanan siya na, hindi lang siya ang anak ng Diyos at ng Bayan, hindi lang siya ang may kwento at hindi lang ang mga kwento nya ang may kwenta,” he added.