April Friday, March 8, 2013
Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
Free and open to the public.
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Book Talk with Lucy Burns
Meet Professor Lucy MSP Burns, author of Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (NYU Press, 2012).Puro Arte focuses on Filipino/American performance within the on-going history of US-Philippine imperial relations. Professor Burns will discuss the inspiration for her book and how she brings together various corporeal icons mis/recognized as Filipino in the U.S., Philippines, and a larger global context.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines)
12:00 – 9:00 PM
Norris Cinema Theatre, Frank Sinatra Hall
University Park Campus
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Questions and RSVPs can be sent to Viet Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a one-day festival, screenings and discussions with filmmakers John Sayles and Vilsoni Hereniko, scholars Viet Nguyen and David Kang and members of the community will address themes of the Pacific. The juxtaposition of three films dealing, respectively, with the Philippines, Fiji and Korea will connect seemingly disparate times and places of the Pacific under a common history.
Directed by Vilsoni Hereniko, Fiji, 87 minutes
2:15 PM: Amigo
Directed by John Sayles, 124 minutes
Renowned independent filmmaker John Sayles will present his film Amigo, the first American feature film to tackle a crucial but forgotten chapter in American history—the American colonization of the Philippines, which cost one million Filipino lives and was as divisive to Americans as the Vietnam War.
4:30 PM: Panel Discussion and Reading with John Sayles and Vilsoni Hereniko. Moderated by Professor Viet Nguyen. John Sayles will also read from his novel A Moment in the Sun, about the Filipino struggle against the American colonial presence.
5:15 PM: Reception, Queen’s Courtyard
6 PM: Sunny
Directed by Lee Jun-ik, 126 minutes
A big-budget Korean epic about the Korean participation as an American ally in the Vietnam War, little known to Americans but fundamental to the transformation of South Korea. A panel discussion with Korean war veterans moderated by David Kang of the Korean Studies Center will follow the screening.