Rizal for the Deaf
By ANGELO G. GARCIA
June 25, 2012, 12:03pm
On June 19, 2011, during the 150th birthday of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, a special film on “Mi Ultimo Adios” as interpreted in Filipino Sign Language (FSL) was shown to the public at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). For the first time, one of Rizal’s works was interpreted in FSL through film.
Last June 19, four more of Rizal’s poems have been interpreted in FSL. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with DLS-CSB School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) launched “A Mi Patria (Inang-Bayan/ To my Motherland)” a sign-interpreted film made by advocacy and independent filmmaker Miranamedina.
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