Local independent filmmaker, Fernando Dalayoan, is asking the Winnipeg’s Filipino community for help on his short documentary called Manila Road. Manila Road touches on the cultural significance of our vibrant Filipino community in Winnipeg from the 1950s to 2000s. Manila Road, tentatively, will premiere on MTS Winnipeg On Demand late Fall in 2011.
In this short documentary, Fernando would like to showcase film/video footages that Filipinos may have shot in Winnipeg specifically during the early 1950s to 1970s. He is looking for footages of activities in our Filipino community, family arrivals to the city, and fun scenes of you and your family enjoying Winnipeg’s outdoors and city events. Be assured, your treasured film/video footages will be handled with extreme care and delivered promptly after they have been looked over.
Dalayoan will also need the support from Filipino families who are new arrivals to Winnipeg (less than a year) and who are willing to share their stories and current experiences about our wonderful city. Participants in this project will receive film credits and DVD copies of the finished product.
Please contact Mr. Dalayoan through his email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out in promoting our strong Filipino community to the rest of our fellow Winnipeggers and others. Dalayoan will be collecting your films/videos until the end of May. Scheduled family interviews will be set in the first week of July with location to be determined.
Thank you in advance for your kind support in celebrating Filipino pride to the rest our fellow Winnipeggers and beyond.