Fallen Not Forgotten
- 4. January 2018
- Philippinen, 2018
- 73 min.
- Directed by: Sally Jo Bellosillo
This is the exclusive and untold story of a small band of men who overcame incredible odds and hunted Marwan — the Bin Laden of Asia. At dawn, on January 25, 2015, thirteen men of the Special Action Force (SAF) attacked the hut where Marwan lived in Mamasapano. This documentary gives us unprecedented access to OPLAN EXODUS, the special operation that took out one of the FBI’s most wanted. With never before seen interviews, footage of the actual fighting itself, and dramatic reenactments by elite members of the Special Action Force, we reveal the men mourned by an entire nation. We discover the impact of the SAF’s work, and the significance of eliminating the terrorist, Marwan — the man behind the Bali Bombing (2002), the Australian Embassy Bombing (2004), the JW Marriot & Ritz Carlton Bombing (2009). In their own words, the SAF recount their harrowing journey, and the sacrifices they made to serve their country. With footage from the actual fighting itself juxtaposed with reenactments, we see through the survivors’ eyes the incredible battles they faced and a brotherhood that survives even death. And in the end, as 44 caskets were laid to rest, we ask, was it all worth it?