OVER A HUNDRED FILIPINOS WATCHED AND APPLAUDED "KATIPS" IN NJ SCREENING; EX-VP LENI WELCOMED MOVIEGOERS IN VIDEO TAPED MESSAGE
By Manuel Caballero
JERSEY CITY, NJ - Over one hundred young and old Filipino Americans showed up today, including long-time FilAm philanthropist and community leader Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis , at a city library theater and watched the multi-awarded and widely acclaimed Filipino movie "Katips".
Before the screening, former Vice President Leni Gerona Robredo , welcomed the moviegoers and praised the event organizers in a videotaped message from Harvard University.
The Filipino film is a musical narrative of the barbarism and brutality perpetrated by members of PH military forces against young and old activists who protested and fought for freedom and democracy during the dark days of Marcos, Sr 's martial law regime.
The movie, written and directed by Atty. Vince Tañada, grandson of the illustrious late Senator Lorenzo Tañada, won 7 awards from FAMAS earlier this year.
An open forum, live by Zoom with Vince Tañada ,who was in Manila, was conducted after the movie screening ended.
Sharing some photos taken by this writer directly from the screen. (Please pardon the quality of the pictures).