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Week-long Showing of PULE in Metro Manila College on Going until August 2

July 31, 2016

On the same day PULE: Utak ng Rebolusyon was shown on July 26 at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, Metro-Manila College located in Quezon City started showing it too. BPoster for Websiteut there, it will be shown until August 2. [Because of class suspension and exams, its original showing should have been up to July 31 only].

About one of our great heroes, and the First Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the film hopes to make our people aware of his role in our country’s nationhood.

With diversified audience in mind, the film is subtitled in English, narrated in Filipino, our national language, and interpreted in Filipino Sign Language. In the week-long schedule, I attended the July 29 screening where not only hearing students, but its target beneficiaries attended.

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That’s me in vignette introducing the film with Ms. Cubero interpreting on the stage

Special teachers led by Ms. Mercy Cubero and about 30 Deaf students from Rosa Susano Elementary School came to see the documentary. Held at the Metro Manila College Covered court, the viewers are comparatively large in number. There were about 500 students with special visitors like my friend based in Turkey, Rowena Ulayan and her daughter Emer. Fr. Ryan, a historian was our guest speaker.

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Rosa Susano Elementary School Sped Students and their Teachers with GMEFI Officers, and PFD Leaders; [Extreme Left]: Gil Reoma, GMEFI Executive Director, [6th-9th from L]: RSES Sped Coordinator Ms. Mercy Cubero, Mirana, Emer, daughter of my friend Rowena Ulayan Tuzcuoglu from Turkey; [Extreme Right]: Yvette Apurado with Bibo [seated], and Rey Lee sitting with the students wearing black T-shirt. He was my first Deaf teacher.

Ms. Cubero found the language difficult for her Deaf students. And she is right! Because the film is actually intended for upper high school to tertiary students. I invited them just the same with the hope that the young Deaf students could find role models seeing what the Deaf performers in the film could do. Maybe my desire was realized because it turned out that one of the performers in my documentary, Ma. Elena Lozada was her student during her elementary school years. Maria, just like her mentor is now a teacher herself. She teaches at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. I worked with her before in my previous works.

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[L-R]: Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. and MMC staff [L-R]: Dante Locsin, Nina Padua, our guest speaker, Fr. Ryan, Mirana Medina, Michael Aguilar and Mr. Tumang

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