|5562||SHOWCASE OF DEMOCRACY||SHOWCASE OF DEMOCRACY||1989||color||58 min||vhs|| (U.S. and the Philippines: In Our Image series, Part 2)
The United States has had a very powerful influence on the government and social institutions of the Philippines. Problems inherent in independence and economic crisis following World War II brought about a left-wing insurgency to challenge the new Philippine government. Fear of communism spread and dictatorial repression was sanctioned by the young country and its parent. Documents how continuing economic and political problems have frustrated the democratic ideal.