Missed ‘Heneral Rizal’ on Cinemalaya? It’s streaming on YouTube now for free
Tanghalang Pilipino is streaming this short film on its YouTube channel as part of its PangsamanTanghalan initiative
Aug 17, 2020
If like me, you still managed to miss this year’s Cinemalaya online despite the abundance of time in our hands (I even rented it on Vimeo! I’m sorry, film gods), here’s some good news: Tanghalang Pilipino is making one of this year’s most notable short films available for streaming online—for free!
BREAKING NEWS!!! "HENERAL RIZAL" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE!Tanghalang Pilipino and Voyage Studios are proud to…
“Heneral Rizal,” Tanghalang Pilipino’s first venture into the annual film festival is now available on YouTube. The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ resident theater group is streaming it online as part of its PangsamanTanghalan lineup.
The short film directed by chuck Gutierrez is based on Dr. Floro Quibuyen’s story about the national hero’s brother Paciano (played by TP’s artistic director Nanding Josef) who airs out his hopes, dreams and frustrations about the country.
Our managing editor Pau Miranda, on a review of this short film, writes, “Most of his grievances are familiar, echoing other recent historical films, but when he talked about how we Filipinos (and they, ilustrados) are so concerned about what foreigners (particularly Westerners) think about ourselves—it hit hard.”
“Is he talking about the colonial period or 2020, even?”
While you’re at it, support TP’s mission to continue inspiring the public with relevant artistic presentations during these trying times by donating to their fundraiser Pantawid ng Tanghalan.
To donate, visit KTX or deposit through:
BPI Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation, Inc.
Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46
Bank Branch: BPI – Harrison Plaza
GCash number: 0915-4538933
Photo courtesy of Cinemalaya
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