The Philippines: Life, Death and Revolution

1986, 32:21 min, color, sound

As an independent journalist for NBC, Alpert has produced remarkable broadcast reports on international events, including this first-hand account of life in the Philippines before and after the 1986 revolution that ousted Ferdinand Marcos. Speaking with a range of Philippine people, Alpert documents the country's great disparities between the rich, with their extravagant lifestyles, and the poor, who scavenge in the garbage dump that feeds their enormous shanty town. Culminating with a startling, "close-up" view of a rebel ambush on government troops, this document exemplifies Alpert's direct approach to his subjects.

Producers: Jon Alpert and DCTV.