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“'Covid is killing off the subject of my film' – how coronavirus devastated the film industry”

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

“Now, Covid-19 has taken aim at my subjects: elderly Filipino men and women who served in the US army but were denied benefits and citizenship by the US Congress in 1946. Some of the subjects of the film who are in lockdown have stopped responding.” - TS Botkin, Director

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In an honest and heartfelt directorial debut, TS Botkin follows Filipino-American veterans as they emotionally trace their paths from war to erasure by the U.S. Government, marching from an obscured history to the Federal courts, right up to the steps of Congress in search of promises denied.


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