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PDUB Productions documents Historic Filipinotown

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As a reporter and  a Filipina this is pretty neat – I’ve come across a media project that’s documenting the Filipino community in Los Angeles.  Every time I drive down the 101 Freeway the small sign always catches my eye – Historic Filipinotown. What is that? I ask myself every time.

To highlight the area, Public Matters and Pilipino Workers Center formed PDub Productions, a youth media and civic engagement program in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown. Together with Hypercities, they are working with immigrant youth from local high schools to explore, produce and publicly display media-based content about Historic Filipinotown’s history, culture and significance.

A fundraiser on Saturday will support the effort. It’s organized by the Pilipino Workers Center and will feature tours of Historic Filipinotown aboard a restored 1940s jeepney from 1 to 6 p.m. Walking tours guided by a digital tablet is also an option. Then at 6:30 p.m. a backyard Barrio Fiesta will feature Filipino food, local performers, and a screening of PDUB’s documentaries.

All funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships will support PWC’s programs for Pilipino Trafficking Victims, the COURAGE Campaign, Immigration Assistance and Advocacy, and Youth Media (Pdub Productions).

Here’s a clip of the event organizers being interviewing on Kababayan LA:

Pdub Productions Goes Pilipino Prime Time Pt. 1 from Public Matters on Vimeo.

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