Fernando Dalayoan, a teacher, filmmaker, writer and performer
living and working in Winnipeg, has produced, with the help of
MTS, his first short documentary, Manila Road. The film will premier
on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at PCCM. Doors open at 1:00 P.M. and
screening begins at 2:00 P.M.
The documentary which will be shown on MTS Winnipeg on Demand
in 2012 depicts the historical immigration of Filipinos, the largest
visible minority in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In this documentary,
the filmmaker reflects on his personal connect to Winnipeg, a
place he calls home outside his birth place.
The twenty-minute documentary also shows the perspectives of some
Filipino immigrants about living in Winnipeg.
Dalayoan’s earliest short film Tutulungan Kita (I`ll Help
You) was screened in the 14thVancouver Asian Film Festival and
was selected in the National Screening Institute Online Short
Film Festival Competition.
Young Ligaw, which is Dalayoan`s second film to be awarded the
National Film Board of Canada Financial Assistance Program, was
accepted in the12th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 8th
Chicago Filipino American Film Festival and Amérasia Film
Festival in Montreal.
Stories that have Asian influence, particularly about Filipino-Canadian
experiences, have always inspired the filmmaker.
Admission is free but seating is limited. Tickets may be reserved
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Gemma Dalayoan at 697-1934.
There will be also a silver collection and silent auction. Proceeds
will be donated for Lord Nelson Camp 2012 Fundraiser.
Refreshments will be provided after the screening.