Video

(Dear Comrades) Mahal Kong Mga Kasama

Melanya Liwanag Aguila

1999, 08:19 minutes, colour, English / Tagalog

TAPECODE 542.01

One of the Diaspora experiences of the children of Philippine emigrants is to lose the connection of language, culture and history.
A Pinay Canadian talks about her ancestors and their survival and contributions to the independence of the Philippines. This is juxtaposed with footage of youths in the current struggle for freedom in the Philippines.
Family roots, Diaspora experiences and the current Movement in the Philippines push Pinay Canadian Lesbians to learn beyond their immediate surroundings. In a single generation, a language, a history is both lost and regained.

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