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Aug 17 2017 — Aug 27 2017
New Filipino Cinema 2017
dir. Baby Ruth Villarama
Beneath Hong Kong’s glittering facade, nearly two hundred thousand Filipinas are domestic workers living in relative anonymity with their employers.

They work twenty-four hours a day, six days a week, with only Sunday off. In a beauty pageant like no other, five women give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity. The film documents the lives of these hardworking Filipinas as they escape once a week from their foreign employers and take a break from a life far away from home. (2016, 94 min)

*Join us at 6:30PM for a free reception in the Youth Arts Lounge, on the second floor near the Screening Room. Director and producer will be present in person during the screening.

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Credits

Official sponsor: SOMA Pilipinas
Program partners: FACINE—Filipino Arts & Cinema, International, Filipino American Arts Exposition, and Kularts

New Filipino Cinema is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

YBCA programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by the James Irvine Foundation.

Additional funding for YBCA programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor

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