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Special screening of the film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo


Philippine Embassy Ottawa
130 Albert Street, Suite 901 K1P5G4 Ottawa Canada
On the occasion of the 118th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, the Embassy of the Philippines presents Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Packed with action and romance, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo is a stirring biopic of Andrés Bonifacio, the founder and leader of the Katipunan, a revolutionary movement to liberate the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule in the late 1890s. This controversial hero is presented as a fierce fighter and brave leader, a compassionate brother and loving husband who endured personal tragedy and sacrificed himself, all for the love of his homeland. Anchored in present-day Manila, three high school students learn from a museum curator that the history they've been taught is perhaps incomplete at best, inaccurate at worst. Objects in the museum become windows to the past while the interweaving of time periods shows how a historical figure can continue to inspire in the modern world. Robin Padilla brings a quiet dignity to his role as the philosophical and charismatic hero, while displaying his action prowess in the battle sequences. Bonifacio: Ang Uang Pangulo illuminates a historic figure with an impassioned relevance to today's world.

Winner of nine (9) MMFF Awards including Best Picture and nine (9) Star Awards including Movie of the Year. Stars Robin Padilla, Vina Morales, Daniel Padilla and Jasmine Curtis Smith.

Admission is free. Please call 613.233.1121 or email teresa.bragais@philembassy.ca to reserve seats.