for PBS Documentary
More than 150,000 Filipinos immigrated to the United States from the Philippines between 1906 and 1935, in search of the American Dream. Facing discrimination and hard times here in California and all along the west coast, thousands of Filipinos worked in agricultural fields, in the service industry, and in other low paying jobs. The war provided the opportunity for Filipinos to fight for the United States and prove their loyalty as Americans. At top strength the Regiments, known as "California's Own," numbered 7,000 strong. Please join us and view the heroic story of these unsung heroes as revealed through interviews and never before seen archival footage. Four men featured in the film are from Northern California. Lou Diamond Phillips, acclaimed Filipino American actor is the narrator.
After viewing the film you are invited to stay for a question
and answer session with local members of the Regiments and two of the
filmmakers, Noel Izon of Washington D.C. and Linda Revilla of Sacramento.
California State University, Sacramento is privileged to bring this important
documentary to the Sacramento community. Please come and join us for this
intriguing story. For further information you can visit the Multi Cultural
Center website at www.csus.edu/mcult or call us at (916) 278 6101. You
may also contact the Ethnic Studies Department at (916) 278-6645.
Updated November 2002
Sobredo & Revilla