Community Outreach

1521 the Movie: The Quest for LOVE and FREEDOM!

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Description automatically generatedCelebrate Filipino-American History Month by making history this October 2nd! Please come out and watch our history-making #1521movie in 11 theaters in the Atlanta area. Every June 12th of each year, we celebrate the anniversary of Philippine Independence from Spanish rule. This movie is a perfect opportunity for us to remind Fil-Am, and most importantly, to educate our Fil-Am youth born here in the United States, as to why the Filipinos had to fight for their independence. That being said, the Kalayaan Atlanta and Makabayan Georgia, would like to appeal to the community for donations to subsidize as many high school and college students to see this movie and know more about their history and culture as American of Philippine heritage. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. The three Passions of “1521″ are: First, to make mainstream the epic true story of the bravery and heroism of the Philippines’ first and legendary hero, Datu Lapu-lapu who fought for freedom and with his men defeated the Spanish invaders at the epic Battle of Mactan in April 1521! Such unprecedented gallantry of pre-colonial Filipinos has changed the course of world history and yet it remains to be virtually unknown or unknown to the rest of the world. Lapu-Lapu’s unparalleled heroism became the core inspiration of the Philippine Revolution of 1898 against Spain that led to the Pearl of the Orient Seas’ independence after more than 350 years of Spanish colonization. Secondly, “1521” showcases the great civilization and cultural heritage of the Lahing Kayumangi (Brown Race) to the world demonstrating that the pre-colonial ancestors were not savages as previously, mistakenly known. Lastly, “1521” features the enlightened and empowered women of pre-colonial Philippine societies whose uncommon stories could inspire many modern audiences to rise above their society-imposed stereotypes to live their destiny!

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