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Philippines is in the Heart investigates Filipino-American history and present, especially in how American colonialism and nurse shortages led Filipino families to leave their homes. From my family and family friends, we share similar stories, and Philippines is in the Heart opens this conversation of American colonialism, Filipino-American history, and how it affects our present in small and powerful ways.

Raizel Labuntog is a Filipino-American film and TV scriptwriter and filmmaker. She is dedicated to exploring a variety of subjects stemming from her curiosities and lived experiences, usually riddled with her flavor of surreal/alternative comedy balanced with piercing truths and realities. more...

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