August 18, 2012

From Angono, Rizal, our film A MI PATRIA – 5 POEMS OF RIZAL in Filipino Sign Language will proceed to UP Los Baños in Laguna. The screening in Laguna is part of UPLB’s WISIK event [Wika, Sining at K-alusugan, Kalikasan at Komunidad] Pls click for details, losbanosgardencottage.wordpress.com Screening will be next week on August 24, 7 p.m. at Umali Hall, UPLB.

The film aims to advocate for respect of Deaf Filipino’s Linguistic Human Rights and to promote the use and recognition of Filipino Sign Language. At the same time, it aims to spread the nationalism/patriotism, sentiments and ideas/ideals of Dr. Jose Rizal to the Filipino youth in a more popular medium: the visual and aural form. The first-ever interpretation of Rizal’s poems in sign language was produced in collaboration with SDEAS and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

The FSL and the spoken language versions are to be shown.

All performers are Deaf while majority of the readers are faculty members of the UP College of Arts and Letters in Diliman from the following Departments: Filipino, European Languages,  Arts Studies, Speech Comm and Theater Arts and Creative Writing Center.


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