Since May 2012, video productions based on Ang Bayan issues have been coming out. Summaries of Ang Bayan’s contents are presented in news form through eight- to ten-minute videos.
Every Ang Bayan video release can be viewed first at the www.philippinerevolution.net website. From here, the video may be viewed and downloaded to computers, tablets or cellphones. The videos are also propagated through DVDs or USB drives. In the countryside, there are mass viewings of Ang Bayan videos by Party branches and NPA units. AB videos may also be viewed on late-model cellphones.
Because they are easier to propagate, there are times when the Ang Bayan video arrives before the actual publication, especially in the guerrilla zones. On these occasions, the Ang Bayan video serves as a “preview” and a bigger push to guerrilla publishing houses to immediately reproduce the publication.
Ang Bayan’s readers have long been requesting for videos as a supplementary form of revolutionary news. Videos help viewers visualize the information contained in the Party newspaper, especially for those who do not have regular access to television or the internet. Through the AB video, viewers are shown images of events, places, personalities and other news subjects. The most favorite views on AB videos are images of NPA Red fighters and even of various other revolutionary mass organizations.
Ang Bayan calls on all Party committees and NPA units to contribute video footages and other images that can be used in future productions of AB video.
Taganito: Sine Proletaryo’s featured video
Sine Proletaryo issued on January 16 Taganito, a seven-minute video featuring the victorious operation of the Pulang Diwata Command of the New People’s Army in October 2011 against destructive mining in Surigao del Sur. The video was released by Sine Proletaryo to hail the major victories of the revolutionary movement in Mindanao in the past decade.
Taganito is the second short video produced by Sine Proletaryo in recent months. Last November, it released Mga Bata sa Rebolusyon in collaboration with Isnayp Multimedia of Bicol. Mga Bata sa Rebolusyon is a ten-minute video featuring the declaration of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on the rights and welfare of children.