Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Immigration Stories package includes 6 films

Expired October 12, 2020 6:59 AM
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For years, advocates have been organizing to make healthcare access a right for all in California, regardless of their immigration status. Set against the backdrop of California’s Health4All campaign, COVER/AGE follows two leaders who have been championing the immigrant health justice movement in the Golden State. One is an elderly caregiver who has spent over a decade taking care of senior citizens, in spite of being ineligible for the same services she provides. The other is a long-time community advocate who has been organizing directly impacted people towards policy change at the intersection of immigrant, health, and gender justice. As conversations around universal healthcare and single-payer continues to gain momentum at the national level, this film highlights the urgency of expanding healthcare access to undocumented people by centering the unwavering voices of immigrant health justice leaders.

Director Biography - Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. Set produces videos and short documentaries that advance grassroots messaging for migrant justice campaigns. Their work is rooted in the belief that cultural strategies can propel political transformation, and to do this, directly-impacted people must embrace the empowerment to tell their own stories authentically.

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