JFAV Update 0901
September 9, 2007
JFAV Staged Death March Re-enactment at 16th Annual FPAC, Sept. 9, 2007
Los Angeles—What was thought to be the “last Festival of Pilipino Arts and Culture” ” – the 16th Annual FPAC to be exact turned out to be a resounding success!
The festival presented b FILAMARTS called “HANDOG” ( Offering). The festival organizers explained that “ what makes the festival distinct was it was built fro, the ground up. “ They also acknowledged the fact that it defended on the support of the community, business groups and artist and they make the weekend event get through.
This FPAC saw the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) staged a solemn re-enactment of the infamous Death March from Bataan to Tarlac in April 1942. The nine-day march cost he lives of more than 30,000 Filipino and Americans out of the more than 90,000 who surrendered in Bataan were brutalized by the Japanese along the 60 kilometer route during the Second World War in the Philippines.
The re-enactment play was directed by Michael Nailat of SIPA. The group relived the Death March led by four Filipino veterans, youth and student volunteers. The script was written by Arturo Garcia. The death march started at the JFAV booth lasted for 15 minutes and ended at the Generations Stage.
The play was also an outreach for the coming 7th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Historic Filipinotown on November 11, 2007. The parade will start and end at the Lake Street Park where the Filipino Veterans Memorial Monument is located in Historic FIlipinotown.
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