Film directorDied when: 52 years 48 days (625 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Catalino Ortiz Brocka (April 3, 1939 – May 22, 1991) was a Filipino film director.He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and significant filmmakers in the history of Philippine cinema.
He co-founded the organization Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), dedicated to helping artists address issues confronting the country, and the Free the Artist Movement.
He was a member of the Coalition for the Restoration of Democracy.He directed landmark films such as Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974), Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (1975), Insiang (1976), Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (1984), and Orapronobis (1989).
After his death in a car accident in 1991, he was posthumously given the National Artist of the Philippines for Film award for "having made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts."