Every year, Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown is home to a holiday celebration and community gathering in the form of a Parol Parade, complete with homemade parols. The Parol Parade unifies the community in Historic Filipinotown.Comments »
The Pilipino Workers Center not only owns the only jeepney in Southern California but it is also a giant piece of mobile media. Executive Director of the Pilipino Workers Center, Aquilina Soriano-Versoza, talks about the history of the Jeepney and how it represents the Filipino culture in Historic Filipinotown.Comments »
Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, a Golden Legacy, by artist, Eliseo Art Silva, is the largest Filipino-American mural painted in the United States. Artist Eliseo Art Silva talks about the mural’s symbolism and hidden history.Comments »
A contemporary spin on the Filipino tradition of harana, or seranade. Passport to My Heart is a collaboration between elders from the Silver Lake Adult Day Health Center and youth from PDUB Productions in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown. Featuring a traditional harana and a contemporary harana written by the PDUB Band. Video scripted and shot by PDUB youth.Comments »
Date: Friday, August 13th, 2010
MOBILE HI FI JEEPNEY TOURS: 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Suggested donation $10. Seating is limited.
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VIDEO SCREENING: 8:00pm FREE!
Venue: Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)
153 Glendale Blvd. (at corner of Rockwood)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC) and Public Matters present media-based works from their CCH-funded project, MOBILE HI FI. Tour Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown in the world’s only mobile media jeepney, PWC’s own original 1944 Sarao Motors Jeep Willy. Travel through time and experience the neighborhood via a combination jeepney ride + walking tour that features stories of residents and immigrants from 1898 to the present from our Mobile HI FI Immigrants’ Guides. Cap off the evening with a twilight screening of the latest PDUB videos. The program features The PDUB Harana Project, a musical collaboration with elders from the Silver Lake Adult Day Health Care Center about the art of the serenade; the instructional comedy How to Survive a Filipino House Party; the over-the-top cross-cultural mash-up HI FI Telenovela; and a contemporary Harana Music Video shot around Historic Filipinotown.Comments »