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Jose Rizal Film
The Philippine Center Canada
with the cooperation of
The Embassy of the Philippines
Marilou Diaz-Abaya's film
(winner of 70 international
National Library of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Friday, April 28, 2000
This is a fundraiser for the
Philippine Canada Center
Jose Rizal is a Filipino National Hero. He was
the first Filipino to arouse a sense of national among his countryfolk. He was a
writer, poet, surgeon, and teacher.
At the age of 21 he sailed to Spain to continue
his studies in medicine. He mastered several European languages and became
friends with young liberals and progressives, most of them Filipinos.
His first taste of free speech and free ideas
was exhilarating for Rizal whose own family had experienced grave injustices
under the oppressive Spanish colonial authorities in the
He wrote 2 novels which kindled
nationalistic fervour in Filipinos. He was eventually arrested and sentenced by
military court to die before a firing squad.
His death in 1896 sparked the revolution of
Filipinos against Spanish colonialism.
Tickets ($10) are available by calling
Loulou 233-1121 x. 111
They will not be available at the