A portrait of Filipino farm laborers who came to the United States in the 1920s and 1930s expecting a more prosperous life-style. Voicing their recollections these now elderly men reveal the poverty and social and cultural difficulties they experienced.
Chronicles a year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in Baltimore's inner-city schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families' impoverished lives back home. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher's craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore's tough realities.
Explores the Filipino American first and second generation immigrant experience. Frank discussions between teens, young adults and their parents reveal how issues of ethnic identity and opposing Filipino and American values contribute to youth's bouts with depression, parenting difficulties and intergenerational misunderstandings.
A founding member of FANHS, Oscar Penaranda talks about his experience working at the Cannery in South Naknek, Alaska and what it was like for Filipino and Filipino-American workers. Interview for UAF Oral History Program.
A cine‐ethnographic approach to discover what it is to be an American Filipino. Despite the generational struggles of heritage recognition, hyphenated identity, and discovery of ethnic discrimination, Ameri‐Pino reveals the strengths of the American Filipino community.
Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American voices: John Steinbeck, Carlos Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes.
This docudrama 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. A unique fusion of rare archival images, and carefully orchestrated visual sequences shot in the present, Bontoc Eulogy is an original and innovative investigation of, memory and the spectacle of the "Other" in turn-of-the-century America.
The true story of a chaplain and his war buddies. Born in Hawaii, Domingo Los Banos was a U.S. WWII soldier who went to war in the Philippines as a teenager with some 50 other Hawaii teenagers of Filipino ancestry. A son of a Filipino immigrant, Domingo, now in his 80s, is among the last remaining of the 50 "Hawaii boys" from the U.S. Army's 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiment. Domingo tells their story with humor and poignancy as he traces their steps to boot camp and then off to join U.S. forces in the Philippines to comb the hills of Samar Island for Japanese stragglers. Their relationship continues after the war, and Domingo remains in their lives as the chaplain to their veteran' club. To assure their war experience and contributions are not lost to their families or the public, he creates a commemorative pictorial book and is featured in a documentary film that went on to air on national PBS in prime time.
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. It explores the subtleties of how racism affects members of a multi-ethnic family, most tellingly when a mixed-blood sibling denies his ethnic heritage and 'passes' as an Italian American in order to fit in.