HOLLYWOOD – Filipino activists took to the streets of Hollywood, this time to protest the premiere of “Cesar Chavez”, a biographical film about the Mexican leader’s revolutionary work in the farm labor movement of the 1960s. But protesters say, back then, Chavez could not have managed to fight for better working conditions for workers without the earlier contributions of Filipino labor leaders like Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz. They want the film to reflect that.
LOS ANGELES – Two days after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen, 71-year-old Tongan American Sione Vanisi smiled broadly, holding a miniature American flag and proudly showing off his citizenship certificate as reporters snapped his photo. “I was here for 40 years and I’m glad I’m a citizen,” he told a roomful of immigrant advocates, local media representatives and other newly naturalized citizens at the Los Angeles Central Library. “My wife always pushed me to file [my citizenship application],” said Vanisi, who moved to Hawaii in 1970. “But I didn’t want to, because I thought I’d lose my land back [home].”
As Daniel Chae tells it, he and his bandmates often liked to jam inside their cars while on their way somewhere. They all lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles, meaning these could be long drives. Run River North's lead singer Alex Hwang would start strumming his guitar from the backseat, while the others would start singing and harmonizing. So as they prepared to release their first single in 2012 and were brainstorming of unorthodox—and low-budget—ways to shoot a music video, the idea of performing their song, “Fight to Keep,” inside lead singer-songwriter Hwang’s Honda Fit naturally came up. That’s when Chae said, “Let’s just put drums in the car and actually record it.”
The event brings them one step closer to their ancestral African homeland. The homecoming of African Americans and others in the Diaspora is the fulfillment of our parents’ wishes, dreams and hope that one day their African children will reconnect with their African families.
Labor leader César E. Chávez passed away in 1993 after a life's work of fighting for farmworkers' rights. Not only is César Chávez Day commemorated in several states and the César E. Chávez National Monument stands in his honor, now there comes a film about this legendary activist, Cesar Chavez, scheduled to hit movie screens on March 28.
Washington, DC – Patricia Loui, board of director for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), and Raul B. Aguilos, undersecretary for the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Republic of the Philippines, signed a $1 billion memorandum of understanding (MOU) at a ceremony in Manila Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2014) – Today, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) proudly announced its 2014 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for this year’s festival. The impressive program reflects the rich diversity of Indian cinema, as well as the future of Indian filmmaking, with cutting-edge filmmakers and emerging voices bringing their acclaimed films to Los Angeles. The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. Celebrating its 12th year, IFFLA will run April 8-13 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, the festival’s home since its inception.
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 5, 2014) – The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today the Opening Night Gala film, SOLD, a harrowing and inspiring story of child trafficking directed by Jeffrey D. Brown, executive produced by Emma Thompson, and starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, and Seema Biswas.
Religious iconography (also known as agiography) is a distinctive element of Orthodox Christianity. More than an art form, it is a testament to faith and tradition, and an integral part of church services. Tsotsonis’ stunning images of Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, saints and angels can be found in houses of worship around the globe, including significant monasteries in Greece and in one of Christianity’s preeminent pilgrimage destinations, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, whose site is identified as the place of both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus.
If you asked someone to explain the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, the likely response would be that it affords people the right to vote. And while that is true, voting is certainly not the only benefit of naturalization. In fact, there are many other benefits that, although they are often overlooked, are just as important.