Private Project

Visibilizing Queer Pinays in Southern California Short

This moving and inspiring ethnographic documentary chronicles Menchie, Jerrica, and Barbara, three queer Filipino American women living in Long Beach, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Trigger warning: Includes topics of suicide and assault.

  • Karen Marie Maliwat Villa
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Drama, Education, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2017
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Karen Marie Maliwat Villa

Karen Marie Villa graduated from UC Berkeley in Asian American Studies and from CSU San Marcos with an M.A. in Sociological Practice. She works with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities on race, gender, and sexuality. As a filmmaker, she interrogates issues of inequality and her writing can be found in community-produced publications such as The Pin@y Radical Imaginary Reader (forthcoming), TAYO Literary Magazine, As/Us: Women of the World, and Pochino Press.

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