In Celebration of the 2016 National Arts Month-PULE: Utak ng RebolusyonFebruary 3, 2016
Now busy preparing for the premiere screening next week of my latest educational documentary that is meant primarily to give Deaf access to information about one of our greatest heroes, Apolinario Mabini. He is currently considered an icon of Persons with Disability in the Philippines. Paralyzed at the age of 31 in 1896, the year Jose Rizal was shot to death, he worked while studying until he finished the Bachelor of Laws from UST. Mabini was the Chief Adviser of the First President of the Philippine Republic and the First Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The Americans tagged him as the “Insurgent’s Brains.”
Most importantly, the film is our vehicle to promote the use and recognition of Filipino Sign Language [FSL]. Signing Exact English continues to be used in the educational curriculum of the Deaf.