The Heneral Luna school tour kicks off from June to August in thirty schools nationwide.
Organized in cooperation with Dakila, the forum titled “Bayani Ba ‘To?” aims to inspire cultural healing and critical thinking, reawaken patriotism and rekindle a deeper appreciation for Filipino history and culture among today’s youth.
Directed by Jerrold Tarog, the historical action epic based on the life and works of General Antonio Luna features John Arcilla in the title role, with a powerhouse cast of seasoned actors including Mon Confiado (as Emilio Aguinaldo), Epy Quizon (as Apolinario Mabini), Leo Martinez (as Pedro Paterno), Nonie Buencamino (as Felipe Buencamino), Bing Pimentel (as Doña Laureana Luna), Mylene Dizon, and young actors Ketchup Eusebio, Arron Villaflor and Paulo Avelino.
The school tour will feature a 10-minute preview, as well as interviews with the director, cast and crew.
Among the schools included are University of Baguio (June 24), Mariano Marcos State University, Ilocos Norte (June 26), Isabela State University (June 30), PHINMA-University of Pangasinan (July 3), Xavier University Cagayan de Oro (July 10), University of San Agustin Iloilo (July 16), Central Philippine University (July 18), Holy Cross of Davao College (July 25), University of San Carlos, Cebu (July 27), Foundation University Dumaguete (July 31), Ateneo de Naga University (August 3), Bicol University (August 8), Baliuag University (August 12), La Consolacion College Malolos (August 15), University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (August 20), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (August 22), Lyceum of the Philippines Laguna (August 24), Adamson University (August 26), U.P. Los Baños (August 29), and Miriam College (September 7) More schools and dates will be announced later on.
The Heneral Luna school tour was formally announced during the special screening held last May 29 at the Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Complex, attended by more than 150 students from different universities all over Metro Manila.
Supported by the National Youth Commission and the Student Alliance of the Philippines, the event was also highlighted by the keynote speeches of special guests TV5 host/multimedia personality Lourd de Veyra, Heneral Luna director Jerrold Tarog and historian Alvin Campomanes.
Heneral Luna opens in local theaters in September.