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!
Rise & Shine w/FilAm Creative spotlights the many artists, entertainers, and influential creative minds in the Filipino & Asian American communities. Rise & Shine is hosted by Ed Mallillin & Rex Sampaga, with co-hosts Roni Canieso & Kayemee, and featuring Jeremiah Castro and Veronica. Rise & Shine is produced by FilAm Creative, in association with RAS Music Group and Malinius, LLC.
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Liz Henlein, Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling last January 13, 2021, for NYFA’s The 20/20 Series. They were joined by NYFA faculty, staff, and students, as well as special guests from all over the globe.
Hinlein created the virtual pop-up event, to allow us to have intimate conversations with creative visionaries, and talk about their craft and artistry.
NYFA thanked Direk Eileen for discussing Basurero with their global community, and for sharing what it means to be an activist filmmaker.
Direk Eileen Cabiling will be discussing filmmaking and the creative process with New York Film Academy’s Creative Director Liz Hinlein — this Wednesday at 12 PM PST/3 PM ET with NYFA! Hope you can join us!
The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs, and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation, and artistic vision.
Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20 Q&A from YOU, the audience.
This event is open to the public, as a means of promoting global connection and creativity, a key mission of NYFA.
“I really want Filipinos to know what they deserve. I want Filipinos to know what other people deserve and that for me is education, having access to basic needs, having access to a home, having access to Internet, nowadays especially di ba? And we have to care about people.”
– Jericho Rosales
Our lead actor, Jericho Rosales, shared his heart and personal views in his interview with Yong Chavez, for ABS-CBN Hollywood. Echo, as he is fondly called by friends, discussed how he was familiar with the struggles faced by Bong, his character in Basurero. He intimated his humble beginnings where he took on all kinds of jobs, from being a driver, a service crew, and even working in a fish market, just to be able to provide for his family. He is grateful for the opportunity that show business has given him and hinted that he might be visiting LA early next year for a project.
Yong Chavez interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling with ABS-CBN Hollywood.
Basurero is currently streaming in California (online) at the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) and the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).
You can also catch it as part of the Cinemalaya Showcase on iWANT-TFC online and at the SDAFF 2020 and LAPFF 2020.
Direk Eileen Cabiling is featured in the Q&A for the Windows into the World Shorts section at LAPFF 2020
“Now, more than ever, we need windows to other cultures and countries to bridge understanding and compassion. This program brings powerful dramatic works from the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and South Korea.”
— Eseel Borlasaek
Catch Direk Eileen Cabling (Basurero) and Direk Sreylin Meas (California Dreaming) share more about the stories about their respective short films in the Q&A for Windows into the World Shorts Section of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020.
Basurero is screening at #LAAPFF2020. It is available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT.
For more details and ticket information, click here.
Manny the Movie Guy interviews Direk Eileen Cabiling in his feature for Basurero on the NBC Palm Springs channel.
This is part of the coverage for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Basurero is screening until October 31. More information about the festival can be accessed here.