Journal Article

José Nepomuceno and the creation of a Filipino national consciousness

Publication

Abstract

The essay examines the contribution made by film director José Nepomuceno to the Philippine quest for independence and the raising of national consciousness. By portraying Filipino views, lives and traditions, Nepomuceno was instrumental in creating an imagined community in a colonial society, and his films were viewed by people from all social strata across the Islands and among different language groups. The films of Nepomuceno spread Tagalog language and culture, and gradually made Filipino national culture converge with Tagalog culture.

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Details

  • Type:
    Journal Article (peer reviewed)
  • Journal:
    Film History, Vol 20, Issue 1.
  • Pages:
    77-94
  • Published:
    2008
  • Language:
    English

About the Author

Nadi Tofighian

Nadi Tofighian is a lecturer at the Section for Cinema Studies. He has previously been a lecturer at Linnaeus University and at De La Salle University Manila, and did a postdoc at the Film and Media Studies Program at Yale University in 2015-2016.... Read more

Reference

Tofighian, N. (2008). José Nepomuceno and the creation of a Filipino national consciousness. Film History, 20(1), pp. 77-94. Available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/237693 [Accessed 15 Nov. 2018].