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The Language of Heroism

December 3, 2011

Zarah Escueta, Curator of the Rizal Shrine in Fort Santiago blogged about the coming showing of our film, MI ULTIMO ADIOS [Filipino Sign Language version] at the Rizal Shrine on December 29. In part she wrote:

As part of the celebration of Rizal @ 150 and the 115th Commemoration of Rizal’s Martyrdom, “Ultimo Adios” in Filipino Sign Language will have a special showing at the Rizal Shrine, Fort Santiago as it where it was originally written on the date, December 29 of this year, 3:00 p.m. part of the period when he wrote this poem.
As Jose Rizal was a linguist who spoke 22 languages including local dialects, it implies that he was a very interesting conversationalist and communicator thus he would also probably learn the sign language as it is the language of the deaf whom he wanted to know and understand the life they are living and to convey his message of inspiration.” [ To read the full article, click zarahescueta.blogspot.com]

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