"The Learning" Film screening and Panel discussion
Manilatown Heritage Foundation in collaboration with POV and the Organization of Filipino Educators and Employees of the S.F.U.S.D. (OPEE) present "The Learning" Film screening and Panel discussion.
Film screening of "The Learning" by filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz. Panel discussion facilitated by Magdalena De Guzman. Panelists TBA.
Saturday, June 9th, 3pm
(Doors open at 2:30pm, Film screening starts at 3pm)
International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Free, donations greatly appreciated.
ABOUT "THE LEARNING"
One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers. The Learning is the story of four Filipina women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families' lives back in their impoverished country. 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. A co-production of CineDiaz and ITVS in association with The Center for Asian American Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and American Documentary | POV. (90 minutes)
ABOUT MANILATOWN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
The mission of Manilatown Heritage Foundation is to promote social and economic justice for Filipinos in America by preserving our history, advocating for equal access, and advancing our arts and culture.
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I-Hotel Manilatown Center (View)
868 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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