The Women of Malolos

  • Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos
  • Philippines/2013/74min
  • Director: Sari Dalena, Kiri Dalena
  • Cast: Hazel Faith Dela Cruz, Karl Medina
  • Screening Supported by Women of Malolos Foundation Inc.
In 1888, women in Malolos, Philippines, made an appeal for permission to open a night school for Spanish language. Despite protests from the monks, they opened the school in the following year only to close it after four months due to pressure from activists. However, the women from Malolos remained active and, in 1906, became branch members of the Philippine Feminist Association. Depicting women challenging the times, this film tells of the history of Malolos which is now known as the sacred land of the Philippine feminism.