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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 awards)
National Library of Canada Auditorium
395 Wellington Street
Friday, April 28, 2000
7:30 pm 
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 Philippines.
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
Maria 565-8498
Mila 825-3041
Loulou 233-1121 x. 111
They will not be available at the door.