The heroic story in ‘Quezon’s Game’ inspires American moviegoers

It’s a remarkable story of survival and heroism that not many people knew about — and now the story that took place decades ago is hitting U.S. theaters this week, in Quezon’s Game, starring Raymond Bagatsing and Rachel Alejandro.

The film is about how former Philippine president Manuel Quezon protected some 1,200 Jews from the Nazis in the late 1930’s.

Since its release a couple of weeks ago, moviegoers have checked out some special screenings including this one in Downtown Los Angeles.

For many, Quezon’s heroic act of rescuing Jews from internment camps and death, was an unknown fact, especially in the Jewish community.

Non-Filipinos also believe that this movie tells a universal story that especially strikes a chord among immigrants who are still seeking asylum.

This award-winning Matthew Rosen film will be screened until Thursday.

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  • Mario
    8 February 2020 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Manuel Quezon as President of the Philippines opened the country as Sanctuary on several American-Jews, German/European-Jews during WW2. According to story, QUEZON loves Jewist women too. That is the reason why Sta Mesa Bridge was built. Every time he leaves Malacanang to visit his girlfriend in Marikina, the Long BICOL Express Train block Sta. Mesa Street, so he ordered the building of STA Mesa Bridge. This is a true story.