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“‘fighting filipinos’ film to be finished in New Mexico” - Inquirer.Net

Updated: May 2, 2023

“When I first heard about this story, I was struck by my own ignorance of WWII history in the Philippines. Then I learned of the depth of the US’ betrayal of its own soldiers. It’s a betrayal Congress easily doled out in the 1940s on people of color, and it’s unacceptable that the betrayal continues today. As an American, I cannot not swallow this as part of our collective identity. I mean, is this really who we are as a people?” - 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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