Lino Brocka

  • Birth Name: Catalino Ortiz Brocka
  • Birth Place: Philippines
  • Died: May 21, 1991
  • Profession: Director
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Fast Facts

  • Suffered abuse from his relatives and did hard labor after his father became a victim of a political murder.
  • Managed to win a scholarship at the University of The Philippines, where he first joined the Dramatic Club.
  • Dropped out of college and converted to Mormonism to work as a missionary.
  • Made his directorial debut with the film Wanted: Perfect Mother (1970).
  • Fought for social justice through his films like Ora Pro Nobis (1989) and Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (1990).
  • A car accident was the reason for his untimely death.
  • Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival was launched in 2009 in his honor.

Relationships

  • Danilo Brocka — Brother
  • Regino Brocka — Father

College

  • Attended University of The Philippines, Quezon, Philippines

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Details

  • Birth Name: Catalino Ortiz Brocka
  • Birth Place: Philippines
  • Died: May 21, 1991
  • Profession: Director