Friday, February 19, 2010

Jose Rizal's remains in Intramuros - Manila's Hidden Hero, a Canon 7D short film

Manila's Hidden Hero

José Rizal (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896), was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is considered the Philippines' national hero and the anniversary of Rizal's death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day. Rizal's 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.

When I toured Intramuros in Manila, the city's oldest district, I was surprised to find out that this was where he was killed and where some of his remains are stored.

This video I originally wanted to simply show what the old city district looked like, but changed it to highlight his struggles, sacrifice, and commemorate his achievements that put the Philippines to the path of independence and democracy.

Shot in high definition on Canon's EOS 7D camera.

See it on YouTube here:

Manila's Hidden Hero: Jose Rizal


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