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VIDEO/FILM EXHIBITION DESCRIPTIONS
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2002 - AHMANSON AUDITORIUM

Filipino Americans: Discovering the Past for the Future by John Wehman (54 min)
First in-depth documentary that covers Filipina/o American history spanning 1587 through 1763 and the present

The Flip Side: Trailer by Rod Pulido (3 min)
The first Filipino-American feature film to be selected into the Sundance Festival, "The Flip Side" tells the comic story of a Filipino family in America going through the growing pains of cultural assimilation, identity, and sibling rivalry.

Cunanan's Conundrum by Stuart Gaffney (10 min)
Although his father came from the Philippines, even the FBI declared him to be white. Finding/identifying Andrew Cunanan

Umbilical Cord by Angel Velasco Shaw (27.20 min)
The filmmaker explores the absence of women in history from a more personal perspective, searching for the stories of her female ancestors

Bontoc Eulogy by Marlon Fuentes (60 min)
This docu-drama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, focusing on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological "specimens" in the notorious Philippine Village exhibit

Storya' by Roland Tolentino (8 min)
Poetic rendition of Philippine-American relations, featuring the poetry of Lina Sagaral Reyes and movement by Dulce Capadocia

Memories of a Forgotten War by Camilla Benolirao Griggers & Sari Lluch Dalena (60 min)
The acclaimed one-hour documentary, "Memories of a Forgotten War" by Camilla Benilorao Griggers and Sari Lluch Dalena revisits the often-overlooked American war in the Philippines from 1899 to 1913 as told through the eyes of the granddaughter of a U.S. cavalry soldier and Filipina seamstress.


THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2002 - AHMANSON AUDITORIUM

Great Pinoy Boxing Era (1920-WWII) by Corky Pasquil (32 min)
This documentary bring us on a journey back to the greatest era on sports and boxing for Filipinos in the US

In Memory...Philip Vera Cruz by Visual Communications (5 min)
A look at the life and legacy of UFW union leader and author, Philip Vera Cruz

NVM Gonzalez: A Story Yet To Be Told by Russell Leong & Jerome Academia (27 min)
The documentary follows the late Filipino-American author, NVM Gonzalez to his hometown in the Philippines.

The Day the Dancers Came by Daniel R. Tirtawinata (27 min)
A film based on Bienvenido N. Santos bittersweet story about manongs living in the US.


FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2002 - AHMANSON AUDITORIUM

Ianfu by Antonio Vidal Aguilar & Nenita Pambid (13 min)
The story of a Filipino comfort woman who hears the news about other women who suffered the same fate in World War II

The Defenders: Bataan & Beyond by Reuben Domingo (75 min)
This informative documentary combines archival WWII footage and interviews of Filipino veterans just across the ocean

War's Over by Mark Arbitrario (5 min)
The film connects two stories of a family caught in the middle of World War II in the Philippines and a son‰s later "post-war" experience of interracial dating.

Back to Bataan Beach by Ernesto Foronda (10 min)
Pushing the genre of post-colonial personal narratives, Back to Bataan Beach deploys Hollywood movie archetypes to tell a post-punk version of the search for Filipino identity

Savage Acts by Pennee Bender (30 min)
This documentary tells the story of the beginnings of US global expansion at the turn of the century. Focusing on the Philippine American war, it also looks at often overlooked points of view-including those of African American soldiers and Filipinos

Moro American War by Howie Severino (30 min)
In 1902, as Filipino revolutionaries were on the run in Luzon and the Visayas, American soldiers invaded Mindanao. This started the war where thousands died

Behind the Veil by Jam Bonoan (PCIJ Women's Desk) (15 min)
Three decades of war have caused untold anguish to Bangsamoro women. But they have remained resolute and strong. Now they face a dilemma. War or Peace?

Memories of a Forgotten War by Camilla Benolirao Griggers & Sari Lluch Dalena (60 min)
The acclaimed one-hour documentary, "Memories of a Forgotten War" by Camilla Benilorao Griggers and Sari Lluch Dalena revisits the often-overlooked American war in the Philippines from 1899 to 1913 as told through the eyes of the granddaughter of a U.S. cavalry soldier and Filipina seamstress.

Promises by Jennifer True (25 min)
A filmmaker's personal account of her experiences from a special trip back to the Philippines


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2002 - AHMANSON AUDITORIUM & MAYER THEATRE

Recreation for Generations by Aquilina Soriano & Brian Nagami (13 min)
A community's fight to build a recreation center in Little Tokyo

Los Angeles Filipinos of Mixed Heritage by Jih-Fei Cheng, Marcie De La Cruz and Anthony Yuen (17 min)
Personal portraits of biracial individuals in the Filipina/o American Community

Beats, Rhymes & Resistance: Pilipina/os and Hip Hop in LA by Lakandiwa De Leon, Dawn Mabalon & Jonathan Ramos (15 min)
Pilipina/os and hip hop in Los Angeles

Living Positive II by Jason Nierras & Renato Quilalang (20 min)
One man's story about living with HIV

810ology by Hana Jung, Laura Lin, Michelle Reyes & Eric Tandoc (14 min)
The history of a multiethnic skateboard crew in Long Beach

Broken Promises by Christine Araquel, Jose "Bookie" Flores, Michelle Gutierrez & Amber Ng (12 min)
Pilipino World War II Veterans struggle for equity

Not XL by Ming Yuen Ma & Han Ong (20 min)
A segment of KCET1s The Works V: screenpLAys, and made in collaboration with playwright Han Ong, this short narrative intercuts the experiences of four characters on the streets of Hollywood. This program was nominated for the 1996 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

SuperFlip by Celine Parreñas Shimizu (29 min)
Super Flip is an experimental narrative that explores sexuality, work and love in the lives of Filipino American low-wage workers in San Francisco.

One Week Wake by Tammy Apana (19 min)
One Week Wake depicts a slice of life in one Filipino American family dealing with death.

Pinay Undercover by Sabrina Alcantara Tan (5 min)
This video goes under cover to expose the secret strengths that are inherent in Pilipina women, although the idea may be contrary to popular belief

The Adventures of Barrelman by Howard Cabalfin (4.20 min)
What if the wooden action figure was really an action hero? This animated pilot follows the exploits of Kai, a young man toiling as a mailroom staffer by day and an unlikely superhero at night. And let's not forget lunch breaks. So prepare to ROLL OUT but with a whole new barrel!

Much Adobo About Nothing by Stann Nakazono & Dom Magwili (80 min)
Chicken. Soy sauce. Cops at the party with hip hop rapping nuns. These are the key ingredients of this romantic comedy of ethnic proportions.

Manong by Linda Mabalot (30 min)
This video unveils the manong's contribution to the agricultural industry and the struggle to build a Filipino community

A Second Sky by Irene Suico Soriano (6 min)
An experimental meditation on nostalgia and memory

Anak by Michelle Dizon (30 min)
This video explores the personal language of identity formation

Raining Ash by Michelle Rivera-Gravage (USA, Video, 5 min.)
raining ash explores the phenomenon of the road trip, specifically addressing the distortion of memories over time and the romanticization of the open road.

Bloodletting by Rima Añosa (USA, 2000: Digital Video, 4:12 min.)
bloodletting is a re-membering of stories of loss and love that "bleed" through successive generations of the filmmaker‰s family.

Umbilical Cord by Angel Velasco Shaw (27.20 min)
The filmmaker explores the absence of women in history from a personal perspective, searching for the stories of her female ancestors


SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2002 - AHMANSON AUDITORIUM
Silent Sacrifices by Patricia Heras (30 min)
A documentary that portrays experiences of cultural conflict between Filipino immigrant parents and their American born children and addresses issues of ethnic identity and opposing American values

Untold Triumph by Noel M. Izon (90 min)
A documentary about the U.S. Army's 1st and 2nd Filipino Regiments that helped liberate the Philippines during World War II

Bontoc Eulogy by Marlon Fuentes (60 min)
This docu-drama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, focusing on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological "specimens" in the notorious Philippine Village exhibit

Jose: The Artist by Evangeline Galicia (7 min)
A documentary on Jose de Vega, a celebrated dancer and actor, who made his acting debut in WEST SIDE STORY playing opposite the late Natalie Wood as "Chino"

Tagged by Nina Villavicencio (4 min)
Video captures set to music exploring the sites and streets of Los Angeles

SIPA AIDS Prevention Music Video "Know the Facts" by Ron Ignacio (1 min)
Carson youth picked up vidcams in 1989 and created work in service of their community.

AADAP Anti-Drug Music Video "It's Up To You" by Janice T. Tanaka (5 min)
A rap video written and performed by Reggie Nuezca supported by a cast of young rappers and dancers from the Los Angeles area

Beats, Rhymes & Resistance: Pilipina/os and Hip Hop in LA by Lakandiwa De Leon, Dawn Mabalon & Jonathan Ramos (15 min)
Pilipina/os and hip hop in Los Angeles

Silencio by Michael Arago (9 min)
This short film takes place in San Francisco, 1951, focusing on the experience of a young Filipino American trying to adjust to his predominantly Caucasian workplace

Diary of a Gangsta Sucka by John Manal Castro (9 min)
This mockumentary satirizes the suburban Filipino gangster through its portrayal of Junior Aguinaldo, a member of one of the biggest Filipino gangs in Los Angeles

hoME: An Experiment In Cinema Poetry by Pin@y Lit Artists by Matthew J. Abaya (5 min.)
Words, images and tribal beats are fused together in a poetic montage as a group of Pin@y literary artists interpret their meanings of the word "hoME".

The Flip Side: Trailer by Rod Pulido (3 min)
The first Filipino-American feature film to be selected into the Sundance Festival, "The Flip Side" tells the comic story of a Filipino family in America going through the growing pains of cultural assimilation, identity, and sibling rivalry.

Reunion by John Cruz (17 min)
Two brothers and a sister come together one more time to decide the fate of their late parents' house.

In Memory...Philip Vera Cruz by Visual Communications (5 min)
A look at the life and legacy of UFW union leader and author, Philip Vera Cruz

Fall of the I Hotel by Curtis Choy (58 min)
This film brings to life the battle for housing in San Francisco. The brutal eviction of the I-Hotel's tenants in 1977 ended a decade of spirited resistance