Fernando Dalayoan is a teacher, filmmaker, writer and performer living and working in Winnipeg. Creating stories captured in short films that have Asian influence, particularly about Filipino-Canadian experiences, inspires him. He has produced, written, and directed two short films entitled, Tutulungan Kita ( I’ll Help You) and Young Ligaw, (Courtship Among the Young Filipinos) This year, Fernando has written and directed, with a small grant from MTS his first short documentary, Manila Road, that will be broadcast on MTS Winnipeg on Demand in 2012. The documentary depicts the historical immigration of Filipinos, the largest visible minorities in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Furthermore, in this documentary, Fernando reflects on his personal and family connections to Canada, his adopted country. The twenty-minute documentary also shows the perspectives of some Filipino immigrants about living in Winnipeg.
Manila Road will premiere at PCCM on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Doors open at 1:00 p.m and screening will begin at 2:00 pm sharp. Tickets are free, however, seating is limited. Refreshment will be provided after the screening. There will also be a silver collection, proceeds of which will go to Lord Nelson School Camp 2012 Fundraiser. Tickets can be reserved by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Gemma Dalayoan at 697-1934.