ECO-SCHOOL Beneffit Dinner Oct. 5, 2019
5th ENFiD European Conference and General Assembly Registration
Strengthening Euro-Pinoys as agents of socio-economic and cultural change in Europe and the Philippines and empowerment of the Euro-Pinoy youth as development leaders within the mainstream Filipino communities in home and host countries
“Kung sama-sama, kayang-kaya”
Heneral Luna Screening in Germany
More than 200 guests, most of them Filipinos, their families and friends from the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, attended the screening of Heneral Luna at the cinema of Filmforum NRW in Cologne on April 30, 2016.
This screening was a joint project of the European Network of Filipino Diaspora (ENFiD) - Germany, the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, the Philippine General Consulate in Essen, Sentro Rizal, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Ambassador Melita Sta. Maria Thomeczek graced the event, together with Honorary Consul Heinz Peter Heidrich of the Philippine Consulate General in Essen and Consul Rona Goce. Ms. Celina Peñaflorida of Artikulo Uno was there for the discussion after the film viewing.
Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna is the story of a short-tempered Filipino general who faced an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen. Ultimately, it was the general’s legendary temper and pride that brought him to his death when a pack of presidential guards assassinated him in broad daylight. While American newspapers were quick to point the blame to then President Emilio Aguinaldo, the mystery has never been completely solved and the General’s killers were never put to justice.
The screening was part of the Sentro Rizal Film Festival that was held in Cologne and Munich from April 28 to April 30, 2016.