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Farewell Amor

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  Ekwa Msangi’s insightful and delicate tale of reconciliation starts at JFK airport where Walter (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) waits for his wife and daughter that he hasn’t seen for 17 years.  It’s taken this amount of time for him to be able to legally get them to immigrate from his Angolan homeland.   Msangi shows … Continue reading



PBS screens UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in the US

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  With so much of PRIDE month being celebrated online this year out if necessity it is giving us a wealth of excellent programming ……. and most of it free. Next week PBS are mounting  a screening of UNSETTLED  Tim Shepard’s  powerful message about the plight of LGBTQ refugees.  Prior to that to  mark World … Continue reading



Lingua Franca : the tale of an undocumented Filipino trans caregiver

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  NY based Filipino trans filmmaker Isobel Sandoval’s heart-wrenching third feature film is sadly one of those tales of the moment that seem like they can never end well. Its the story of Olivia (played by Sandoval) who is an undocumented Filipino caregiver who looks after Olga an elderly Russian Jewish women (Lynn Cohen) in … Continue reading



A Place To Be

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  When Abel (Nelson Rodriguez) meets Diego (Andrew Saenz ) it is literally love at first sight.  These two young Latino men living in Chicago instantly bond in what we assume is going to be a gentle romantic story.  However one day their world is upturned when Diego suddenly discovers that his mother is dying back home … Continue reading



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