Members of a youth group and some of their elders on Sunday November 17 were treated to a glimpse of Philippine history by the Philippine Consulate General with a screening of “Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio”.
The movie, with English sub-titles, focused on the proceedings of a military court “investigating” the charges against Andres Bonifacio for treason and sedition”.
The screening was held at the Philippine Consulate General’s Bulwagang Rizal.
Attendees were members of the youth group of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Metro Sydney who have an ongoing “Back to Our Roots” cultural program.
Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis and Consul Marford Angeles, who briefed the group on the historical significance of the movie scenes, stayed with the group during the entire showing.
Most of the viewers were born in Australia and some arrived in Australia when they were still young.
“Although I did not quite understand some of the dialogues, I like the movie. It is very artistic, contemporary and informative. It is very different from some of the melodramatic Filipino films I remember watching,” said one of the youth leaders.
The movie, a production of the late director Mario O’Hara, was an entry to the 6th Annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.