Free Film Screening of “Amigo” and panel discussion
THURSDAY, FEB 21ST, 2013
STUDENT CENTER, ROOM 120
DePAUL UNIVERSITY LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS
2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago
Refreshments will be served
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The Bayanihan Foundation’s NEXTGEN Project is inviting you to join a free film screening of “Amigo” a 2010 American-Filipino drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film takes place in the Philippines in 1900 during the Philippine-American War. It is one of only a small handful of films directed by an American to address the war. Please join us on a lively discussion about this almost forgotten part of American history to encourage young Filipino Americans to learn more about their heritage and history. The foundation’s NEXTGEN Project encourages young Filipino Americans to learn more about their heritage, to become involved and eventually donate and help back to their homeland.
The panel discussion includes:
Camilla Fojas, Professor and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University, whose work has focused on the construction and representation of race and national borders in film and popular culture. Author of Cosmopolitanism in the Americas, Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier, and Mixed Race Hollywood (co-edited with Mary Beltran)
James Castillo, first generation filmmaker, with VMPRDC (Visayas Mindanao Peoples Resource Development Center) from Los Angeles, CA, who works with youth using film to spread awareness about the need for environmental action.
Dale Asis, Executive Director of Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide and CAAAELLI (Coalition of African, Asian, Arab, European, and Latino Immigrants of Illinois)
Jerry Clarito, Filipino war veterans rights activist and Executive Director, AFIRE (Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment)
ACE (Asian Cultural Exchange) Student Organization of DePaul University
The Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide NEXTGEN Project, promoting young Filipino Americans to be connected back to their homeland
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)
A special thanks to Prof. Maria Ferrera, Bayanihan Foundation board member and professor at DePaul University for putting this event together.