Teh film, “Ang Lakambini At Ang Supremo “ will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Philippine Center of Minnesota, 1380 Frost Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109.
Ang Lakambini At Ang Supremo (Tagalog with English sub-titles) “The Muse and The Revolutionary” Philippines, 1975, approx. 90 minutes.
Screenwriter Marina Feleo-Gonzalez and Jeannine Nakpil-Lagman, granddaughter of Gregoria De Jesus will be present at the screening to answer questions.
SINE + ISTORYA is a film/ history/ storytelling program, bringing together Filipino American middle-school and high school youth with community elders, using film as a tool for creative cross-generational oral and video storytelling, community history discussions, and youth writing.
This program is a partnership with the Cultural Society of Filipino Americans (CSFA) in partnership with Filipina Women’s Network (FAWN) and University of the Philippines Alumni of Minnesota (UPAM).
Based on the personal journal of Gregoria De Jesus (Lakambini/Muse), this film is a love story with a historical background told from Gregoria’s point-of-view. At the age of 18, she was married to Andres Bonifacio (Supremo / Revolutionary), founder of the revolutionary society in Manila in 1892 called Katipunan.
As Lakambini/Muse, Gregoria was the custodian of important Katipunan documents. She kept a journal exposing the truth behind her husband’s assassination, thus becoming one of the most important eyewitnesses to Philippine revolutionary history.
Produced during Martial Law (1975) under the Marcos Administration, the film raised eyebrows among Filipino historians because it linked Bonifacio’s assassination to the self-declared first Philippine president, Emilio Aguinaldo. Aguinaldo eventually proclaimed Philippine Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.
The cast includes Robert Arevalo as Andres Bonifacio; Armida Siguion Reyna as Gregoria De Jesus; and Eddie Garcia as Emilio Aguinaldo.
Mary Ann Prado will perform a Tagalog-English spoken word poem entitled “I’ve Got The Blues.”
Following the screening, everyone will be invited to participate in a letter-writing activity to reflect on the film. Teens and Tweens are highly encouraged to participate.
UPAM will select three outstanding youth letter-writers who will each receive an award.