YOU’RE INVITED: Long Distance Stories: Filipino American History and Storytelling (10/25 in Los Angeles)

To celebrate Filipino American History Month and mark the launch of Long Distance podcast, Visual Communications and Long Distance podcast are proud to present Linda Mabalot’s 1978 documentary film MANONG on October 25, Larry Itliong Day. Mabalot’s narration, combined with archival images, animated sequences, and poignant interviews with old members of the manong generation offer deep insight into the lives of some of the first Filipinos in America.

The screening will be followed by an excerpt from an episode of LONG DISTANCE, a new independent narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. There will be a pre-reception and post-screening discussion with guests and audience members about the past and present of Filipino American storytelling through nonfiction forms like documentaries, podcasts, photography, literature, and more.

Event hosted and moderated by Paola Mardo (Audio Producer & Host/Creator, Long Distance).


RSVP on the Facebook event here.

Subscribe to Long Distance here.


Thursday, October 25 | 6:30pm
Visual Communications (120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
RSVP strongly encouraged


6:30pm Pre-Reception sponsored by Eagle Rock Kitchen, Isa Fabro/IsaMADE.Inc, The Park’s Finest and more
7:30pm Screening of MANONG
8:15pm Presentation of LONG DISTANCE excerpt
8:25pm Discussion with guests and audience
9:00pm Mix and mingle


Dr. Anthony C. Ocampo (Sociologist & Author, “The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race”)
Abraham Ferrer (Archives & Distribution Manager, Visual Communications)
Rozette Rago (Freelance Photographer & Associate Photo Editor, Wirecutter at The New York Times)
This Filipino American Life
And more


Eagle Rock Kitchen
Isa Fabro, IsaMADE.Inc
The Parks Finest
And more

RSVP on the Facebook event here.

Subscribe to Long Distance here.