The Philippine Consulate General in New York successfully concluded its 2023 Sinehan sa Konsulado, which opened on 29 August 2023 with the screening of the film"Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" which was screened in partnership with the American Jewish Committee in New York.
Screening of the film, “Rescue in the Philippines” at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center. This was during the first night of Sinehan sa Konsulado 2023 (PCGNY Photo by Ruth Galiza).
The documentary film is about the moral heroism of a few powerful Filipinos who saved the lives of 1,300 Jewish men, women, and children in Nazi Europe in the days before World War II. Russell Hodge and Cynthia Scott-Johnson directed the film.
Audience from the Filipino-American Community and American-Jewish Committee (PCGNY photo by Ruth Galiza).
The second night of 2023 Sinehan sa Konsulado took place on 30 August 2023, and featured four short films. These were “The Houseguest” and “Very Merry Mahusay” by Francis Manuel Abbey, “Usapin sa Bayan” by Jose Ma. Caparas, and “Inconvenience” by Seth Imperial. The film screening was followed by a discussion moderated by Michaela Ternasky-Holland, an Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning creative, and an XR or "metaverse" storyteller who was recently named one of the 100 Original Voices of XR.