Writer, Director, and Producer Eileen Cabiling discuss her creative process and her inspiration for the critically acclaimed short film Basurero at the New York Film Academy’s The Backlot.
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Anti-Asian hate crimes are rising across the United States since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. To discuss the issue further, Rohit Gandhi of Democracy News Live discusses the issue with Eileen Cabiling (Filmmaker, United States of America), Alan Ma (Associate Consultant) and, Jenny Kubo (United States of America).
Direk Eileen discussed the various challenges hurdled by Asian Americans across history, since the 1860s. She noted that Filipinos for example, have always been considered second-class citizens and suffered from racism, along with their Asian counterparts. She likewise pointed out that these were exacerbated recently by the past administration.
The interview was streamed last March 24, 2021.
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Women’s History Month celebration continues as Rise & Shine celebrates 10 episodes of award-winning social impact filmmaker EILEEN CABILING, who chats with Ed & Rex about her film BASURERO, an international hit at film festivals worldwide!
Inspired by an Al Jazeera report, Basurero documents the story of a Filipino fisherman (Jericho Rosales) who dumps bodies into the ocean for vigilantes during the current drug war. Eileen compares her cathartic experience filming in the Philippines to her work on independent and studio films in America. Plus, don’t miss her great answers for Rise & Shine’s 13 Things!
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Basurero’s next stop: Johannesburg, South Africa, for the RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival 2021. Live screenings are happening on April 5-11, 2021.
It’s an honor to be an OFFICIAL SELECTION and in COMPETITION for the RAPIDLION AWARD. Grateful to the RapidLion Programming team for having us this year.
RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival, awards the RapidLion to winning entrants. This award is fated to be the most coveted film prize outside Europe and North America.
To be held in Johannesburg, the city with the biggest man-made forest in the world, boasting the richest square mile in Africa, with the largest diversity of creative and friendly people than most metropolises in the world. As such, it is considered to be the greatest city in Africa.
The South African International Film Festival, RapidLion, is where all filmmakers from Africa, the African diaspora, and BRICS countries will showcase their best work.
At RapidLion, the experienced will converge with the upcoming and together find ways to lead each other towards the creation of even more magical cinema.
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