Iconic Filipino film director and LGBT advocate whose film Insiang was the initial Philippine film ever screened on the Cannes Film Festival. And he was nominated for the Palme D’or for his film Jaguar on the 1980 Cannes Film Celebration. His initial film, Wished: Perfect Mom, debuted in 1970 and gained best screenplay on the Manila Film Celebration. He continued to win many more honours, including best movie director in 1970, 1974, and 1976. He made Concerned Artists from the Philippines in 1983 and led it until 1985. The group was a leading progressive power for performers and cultural employees. His nephew, Q. Allan Brocka, can be an award-winning movie director and LGBT advocate. Leader Corazon Aquino called him towards the 1986 Constitutional Payment, pursuing his criticism of the prior regime.