Embassy Event: Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage

Written, directed and produced by Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Documentaries / USA / 2012 / 87 mins / English, Tagalog with English subtitles / Color / DVD

Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage  

Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage


You are invited to the Washington, D.C. premiere of the documentary,

"Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage"

on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Romulo Hall, Philippine Embassy

at 1600 Massachusetts Avenue NW


Reception starts at 6:15 p.m. and screening starts promptly at 6:45 p.m.  The film runs one hour and 27 minutes.  The director will be available to answer questions after the screening.

Seating is limited.  Please send RSVPs to monalisa.yuchengco@gmail.com no later than July 15.

Marilou Diaz-Abaya was one of the most successful and inspiring directors the Philippines has ever seen.  Her second movie, Brutal, was the first Filipino film to deal with rape in a social justice framework and it won six awards in the 1980 Metro Manila Film Festival.  Some of her memorable works include:  Sa Nunal ng Tubig (In the Navel of the Sea, 1977), Jose Rizal (1998) and Muro Ami (Reef Hunters, 1999).