Palm Grass Hotel
to screen a community-created short fiction film to remember the
1898 Cebu Revolution
May 10, 2018
CEBU CITY – Palm
Grass, Cebu’s only heritage hotel, as part of its Heritage Awareness
Campaign, offers a series of firsts to the public in commemoration
of the 120th year of the Cebu Revolution vs. Spain.
On May 20, 2018, Cebuanos
mark the 120th anniversary of the second phase of the 1898 Cebu
Revolution, when Cebu Katipunan leader Heneral Luis Flores regrouped
the Cebu Katipuneros after a temporary setback upon Leon Kilat’s
murder on April 8, 1898.
This May 20, 2018, 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at Hawanan Tres de Abril, Palm Grass will hold a special
screening of the short film fiction, “Kinasing” by video creator
Prospero Laput of Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific Focus Features, in
cooperation with Palm Grass Hotel and Cebu students.
This will be the first
time in Cebu that a short fiction film would tackle the modern-day
relevance of the 1898 Cebu revolution, where a fictional descendant
of Heneral Luis Flores meets a lovely puso-maker from Pasil.
Puso, specifically, the
kinasing, is the central object in this short film and is used to
highlight a historical context and progression.
In this film, the puso-makers
are honored in a song based from a poem that tells about their
pains, struggles, dreams and journey towards a better society. Young
Cebuano artists composed, arranged and interpreted the song.
In addition, students from
two state universities, mga Iskolar ng Bayan of Cebu Normal
University and University of the Philippines-Cebu, are a huge part
of this film production as they are involved from writing the
script, casting, and crewing the short film.
“It’s a real challenge to
organize a short-film production with very fresh talents who either
just graduated from school or are still in school. But somehow
community-driven projects like this are getting to be a familiar
terrain in my marketing and communications content creation
portfolio. And Palm Grass did an excellent job in organizing the
kids into a formidable indie film crew!” says Laput.
In March 2018, Palm Grass
Hotel, with UP-Cebu alumnus Prospero Laput of Asia-Pacific Focus
Features, led workshops on Motion Graphics and Video Creation
participated in by selected University of the Philippines-Cebu and
University of San Carlos students. The workshops were able to
produce two videos on the 1898 Cebu Revolution vs. Spain.
Palm Grass, the Cebu
Heritage Hotel, is facilitating awareness on the 1898 Cebu
Revolution by hosting and leading the community, especially the
youth, in creative ways to relive this nearly forgotten period in
will follow after the Kinasing film screening.