Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Philippine drama provides a rare look into their justice system and offers scathing commentary about the chronic sexual abuse running rampant in the misogynistic, highly stratified society as it tells the tale of two female plaintiffs who face down their abusers in court. Shot in documentary style, a lawyer introduces each case. The first deals with an impoverished 17-year-old girl who is abused by her uncle after she and her mother are forced to come live with him and his wife. He foists himself upon the girl soon after their arrival, and they are discovered having sex by her mother. Prior to that, the uncle had paid her to keep quiet. When the mother learns of this she begins crusading to see that justice is done. In the second case a wealthy young man becomes obsessed with a middle-class woman. She marries another, but this does not stop him from stalking, drugging and eventually raping her.
abuse, revenge, sexual, incest, justice, lawyer, misogyny, obsession, poverty, rape, sex, sexual-abuse, sexual-harassment, women's-issues