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Katips premiere begins in Edmonton

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Katips premiere begins in Edmonton
Vince Tañada is a Filipino lawyer, actor, director, writer, and entrepreneur. At present, he is the president and founding artistic director of Philippine Stagers Foundation which owns Philstagers Films.

Edmonton will be the first Canadian city to screen the film Katips on November 30, followed by Calgary, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

Sponsored by Malaya Canada, the Philippine Arts Council, and Migrante Alberta, the film screening in Edmonton will be held at the University of Alberta, CCIS Building, at 6 p.m.

The film screening aims to combat disinformation, misinformation, and historical misconceptions about the atrocities committed by the military during the Marcos Sr regime, when many young activists were unlawfully detained and murdered for their activism.

The film follows a group of student activists (KATIPS) from the Katipunan area who stood up to the Marcos Senior dictatorship and martial law in the 1970s. The film KATIPS is based on real events and Vince Tanada’s own experiences as an actor and director, and it is meant to tell the truth and teach young people about the dark days of martial law.

Katips, also known as “Ang Bagong Katipunero,” is a musical film that examines the struggles of student activists during the Martial Law era under the regime of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

At the 70th FAMAS Awards, the film won seven awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, and Best Original Song. Earlier this year, the film was also released in Japan, Australia, and the United States.

Director Vince Tanada is expected to participate in the question-and-answer (Q & A) via zoom session following the screening to interact with the audience and discuss the film’s impact on Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad.