Visual Communications and Long Distance podcast are proud to present Linda Mabalot’s 1978 documentary film MANONG on Larry Itliong Day during Filipino American History Month. Mabalot’s narration, combined with archival images, animated sequences, and poignant interviews with old members of the manong generation offer deep insight into the lives of some of the first Filipinos in America.
The screening will be followed by an excerpt from an episode of Long Distance, a new independent narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. There will be a pre-reception and post-screening discussion with guests and audience members about the past and present of Filipino American storytelling through nonfiction forms like documentaries, podcasts, and more.
As a sponsor, I will offer my famous Ube Pilinut PIE to guests during the event.