film fest spotlight: a filipino fisherman’s layered dilemma

For this portion of Filipino American History Month, we’re featuring Fil-Am director Eileen Cabiling and her directorial debut short film making rounds in the Los Angeles and New York City film festivals circuits this month. Here is asienne film reporter, Edrianne Wood with the scoop as she dissects the new short film, BASURERO on a one-on-one Q and A with director Eileen Cabiling.

click the video above to watch Edrianne’s interview with director Eileen Cabiling

BASURERO Film references this Al Jazeera report from 2017 (source: BASURERO film’s official website and About page found here)

this new short film bravely tackles the most controversial topic of the day in modern-day Philippines | (image courtesy: BASURERO film)
To view the full interview, 
click the video above or click here.

BASURERO is Filipino-American director, Eileen Cabiling‘s debut film. She also wrote and produced the 17-minute short.

Starring: Jericho Rosales as Bong

Languages: Tagalog (English subtitles)

Official Web | IMDb | Facebook | instagram

BASURERO is now playing in film festival circuits internationally and nationwide (mainly LA Asian Pacific Film Fest and Asian American International Film Fest in NYC).

To view the full interview, 
click the video above or click here.

Edrianne, known by her family and friends as Bea (Beh-yah), is the ultimate Holy Spirit-chasing, cinema-theatre fanatic, dame traveler, food-enthusiast, and a regular ocean and mountain goer. She’s proud to carry Filipino blood under her skin, an American flag on her back and the Texas flag in her hand. Bea considers being a third culture kid an honor, which was never an easy thing; but now sees it to be a specific skills set for relating to people from different walks of life. Currently in her 20’s, Bea has lived in 4 different countries and is currently stationed in South Korea.

Connect with Bea on her socials:

Instagram: @edrianne_wood | Facebook: Edrianne Wood

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