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José B. Capino

José B. Capino is an associate professor of English and cinema and media studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Dream Factories of a Former Colony and a forthcoming study of politics in Lino Brocka’s films.

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Manila in the Claws of Light: A Proletarian Inferno

Gritty realism meets Hollywood-inspired melodrama in this portrait of urban poverty, seen through the eyes of star-crossed lovers.

By José B. Capino