Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month With Two Virtual Film Premieres By San Diego Filipino Cinema

May is Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the San Diego Filipino Cinema (SDFC) is celebrating with a special virtual Perspective Film Series: New Americans POV on May 29 at 5PM.

New Americans POV will highlight two documentary short films made by BIPOC filmmakers, Peter Okojie (Breaking Forth) and Drama Del Rosario (In This Family).

The screening will begin at 5PM followed by a Q&A session at 6PM to talk about the filmmakers’ personal process in creating the films and the challenges they face as new Americans. The Q&A session will be moderated by New Americans Museum‘s Executive Director, Linda Caballero Sotelo, and SDFC Executive Director, Benito Bautista, with an introduction and facilitation by filmmaker and dance artist, Trixi Agiao.

To ensure no one is turned away, screenings of both films along with the Q&A are free to everyone, with a suggested $10 donation to help support the San Diego Filipino Cinema continue to bring events like this to the community along with film educational programs, such as film workshops, filmmaker mentorship, film talks and more.

This special film event is presented by San Diego Filipino Cinema in partnership with New Americans Museum and was made possible with the support of the NTC Foundation with generous support from the Bank of Southern California and Liberty Station retail partner, The Seligman Group and the Seligman Family Foundation, and a sponsorship by Homelight.

About San Diego Filipino Cinema

The San Diego Filipino Cinema (SDFC) is founded to be the home of the best of the global Filipino films in San Diego. SDFC recognizes the importance of the discovery and exhibition of global Filipino stories and the nurturing of the voice of the emerging Filipino filmmaker to promote a better representation and understanding of the global Filipino experience, cinematic arts, and our shared humanity.

SDFC aims to provide unity and pride amongst the Filipino and Filipino American communities, inspiration to young creative artists and thinkers, and a unique cultural experience to the diverse audiences of San Diego.

How to attend

To register and purchase tickets, click here. A Vimeo and Zoom link will be emailed 20 minutes prior to the event.

Stay healthy, San Diego!