The Filipino American Journey – Saturday, October 9, 2004 - 6:00 pm

The Filipino Americans in these short films exhibit a thriving ethnic consciousness as they pay tribute to their families, culture and land of birth.
Filmmaker James Espinas will be in attendance.

Admission: FREE [Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to pass through security]

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

The Apl Song

Patricio Ginelsa

4

Video

(English & Tagalog)
This music video directed for the Black Eyed Peas addresses the plight of the Filipino American World War II veterans. THE APL SONG features cameos by prominent Filipino American entertainers such as Chad Hugo (N.E.R.D, The Neptunes) and actor Dante Basco.


Documentary Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Trying to be Some Kind of Hero

Lester Alfonso

37

Video

A filmmaker’s search for his missing grandfather takes him to the Philippines in this autobiographical documentary.


Documentary Feature

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Bloodlines: A Medical Mission to Iloilo, Philippines

James Espinas

53

Video

(English & Tagalog w/E.S.)
This documentary chronicles a medical mission by volunteer doctors, nurses and support staff as they travel to Iloilo, a province in the central Philippines, to serve an impoverished community that lacks access to basic healthcare.

Venue Information

National Musuem of American History
Carmichael Auditorium
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202-633-1000
http://americanhistory.si.edu

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