Quezon’s Game: A Filipino Schindler’s List.The players include the Nazi (Kevin Kraemer), the president (Raymond Bagatsing), the general (David Bianco), and the Jew (Billy Ray Gallion).
Netizens weigh in on ‘Quezon’s Game’
Why is Winnipeg missed in the screenings?
The announcement of the movie Quezon’s Game which opens tomorrow ( January 24) in Surrey, B.C.’s Landmark theatre in Guilford has netizens buzzing.
There are several showings in other centres including four in B.C., two in Alberta and three in Ontario.
Dante Aviso from Winnipeg questions why there is no screening in Winnipeg.
In an email to philippinecanadiannews.com, green leaf + associates, the movie’s public relations department says they are still anticipating a showing in Winnipeg at this time but won’t know until early next week.
Roy Fabros commented:
President Quezon then was saving Jews. However today, Duterte is killing his own people in a generally class drug war against poor Filipinos. (
1) Hypocritically, because Duterte himself is a drug addict. #DuterteIsFentanylQueen. The poor Filipino uses the poor kind ,ie shabu while he uses the rich kind, ie Fentanyl.
(2) Erroneously, because his belief that drug addicts are hopeless is simply wrong! Recently he claimed that even if they are rehabilitated, they will only backslide and return to drug use. He was justifying that they should be killed.
What’s not covered in the film: that Quezon was an authoritarian in the similar mold of Marcos and Duterte. Quezon may be a hero for refugee Jews but this rescue was done through a “selective basis” that accept only “those who would be of advantage to the Commonwealth.” Moreover, “the areas that may be allotted to the proposed settlement for political refugees wall be insignificant compared with the vast tracts of vacant lands that now exist.” (See President Quezon statement on Jewish Settlement in Mindanao, February 15, 1939) Remember the tiered immigration system of Canada or even Trump wall? Quezon was ahead of the fascist game.