‘Make peace in the Philippines’

We covered the Philippines as a journalist from the assassination in August 1983 of Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, an exiled opposition leader, till our move to Glasgow in August 1989.  In June 2014 we visited the country for the first time in twenty five years to find out about our old friends’ peace-making activities.  In this documentary various persons’ views on peace are explored, covering the development of the concept of peace among Filipinos from the Martial Law ear through the assassination of Ninoy and EDSA People Power of 1986 to the present, as well as Filipino-Japanese interactions during WWII.


Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Editorial Adviser: Hajime Kobayashi
Music: Marius Pirhonen
Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Producer: Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda
36 minutes
In English and in Japanese with English subtitles.
©2015 Japan Desk Scotland


This is the ninth documentary made as part of our Documentary Film Production.

The documentary has been screened:

(1) on Friday 7 February 2015 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15;

(2) on Thursday 11 June 2015 at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Here and there (seven documentaries)’; and

(3) on Thursday 25 June 2015 at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.