Move over, “Heneral Luna” and “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” a new bayani film is coming to town and it’s about the Filipina freedom fighter Salud Algabre.
According to a report by INQUIRER.net, Filipino screen legend Nora Aunor confirmed that she will be starring in an upcoming historical film, taking on the role of Salud Algabre or Henerala Salud, a beauty queen from Cabuyao, Laguna turned revolutionary who led the Sakdalista uprising against the Americans on May 2, 1935.
The cinema superstar always wanted to play a character like this and expressed that she’s both excited and nervous about the project.
“Sobrang nerbyos ko—at sobrang excited po ako na matuloy ito,” Aunor told INQUIRER.net. “Sa palagay ko po, napapanahon ang ‘Henerala Salud’ kasi kailangan po natin, lalo na ang mga kababaihan, na magbigay ng inspirasyon sa ating mga kababayan—lalo na para sa mga kabataan.
“Kailangang kilalanin at tularan nila ang ating mga bayani na malalim ang pagmamahal sa bayan, lalo na po sa mga mahihirap.
“Isa pa po, matagal ko na pong pinangarap na magkaroon at makagawa ng ganitong klaseng proyekto. Noong medyo bata-bata pa po ako, may nag-alok po sa akin na gawin ko ang talambuhay ni Gabriela Silang, pero hindi ito natuloy.”
According to the Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) artistic director Nanding Josef, TP is planning to release a short film on the 67-year-old heroine in celebration of National Women’s Month on March 2021.
“Tanghalang Pilipino will produce, initially, a short film on the 67-year-old Salud Algabre, in time for the March 2021 celebration of National Women’s Month. Hopefully, TP, with a partner producer, will eventually produce the full-length film on this hardly known, fearless Filipina freedom fighter,” he wrote on Facebook.
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