Baryo

   

Baryo

Sayles' fictionalized account of the Philippines-American War that took place between the countries at the turn of the century after two American privates killed three Filipino soldiers in a suburb of Manila. The incident turned into a bloody war that lasted two years as the Philippines Army used guerilla tactics to make up for being under-equipped to face the overwhelming American forces. Based on Sayles' 1000-page historical fiction novel Some Time in the Sun which he spent years writing, the novel helped him raise the finances to get the project back on track as a film.