DIWA Filipino Film Showcase

June 4, 2022 l 4:00 PM

June 5, 2022 l 2:45 PM

Join us for the 2022 Diwa Filipino Film Festival (Virtual) taking place from June 3-19! Check out the trailer for a sneak peek of our lineup: vimeo.com/712656855


Diwa Filipino Film Festival of Seattle is a community-centered film festival made in cooperation with the annual Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, celebrating the Filipino spirit wherever it resides, by exhibiting films from the Philippine islands and beyond.

Adrian Alarilla is a writer, filmmaker, and a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa studying Filipino migration focusing on kinship networks and genealogies of movement in both U.S. empire and Filipino nation. Born and raised in the Philippines, he is currently based in Seattle. He also helps organize the Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival and the annual Diwa Filipino Film Festival at the Seattle Center. His films parallel his research interests, as he uses the personal documentary genre to reflect on and process the contemporary experience of Filipino migration. He has shown his works, including his first full-length documentary film project, “Kung Saan Man Tayo (Wherever We May Be),” all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Cambodia, Bangladesh, South Korea, and the Philippines.

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