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Film on OFWs “Migrante (Filipino Diaspora)” for screenings in Sydney, in March


Mrs Jane Brock of the non-profit organisation Migrante Australia announced the non-for-profit screenings of  Joel Lamangan’s film “Migrante” (Filipino Diaspora) in various venues in Sydney  during the month March 2013.

Ms. Brock said proceeds of the film screening will go to the typhoon-affected communities in Southern Philippines. The film is in Filipino with English subtitle. Cost of admission are $10 adult, $5 child and $25 for family of two adults and two children

Migrante (Filipino Diaspora) stars Allen Dizon and Jodi Sta. Maria.

Details of the screenings are as follow:

Sydney – Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex Street, Haymarket, March 14 – 7:30-930 pm

Central Coast – Tasman Room, Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi – Sunday 10 March 1:00-3:30 pm; 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Ph. 04040 105 899;  Sydney West, Max Webber Function Centre, Level 1, Max Webber Library, Corner Alpha St. and Flushcombe Road – 15 March 2013. 6”30 pm. Ph. 0414 409 905; Sydney West, Mary Mackillop Hall, St, Aidan Catholic Church, 9 Adelaide St, Rooty Hill, Ph. 0431 094560;

Inner West – Herb greedy hall, 79 Petersham Rd., Marrickville, 16 March 2013, 6:30 pm

Hornsby/North Shore – Venue to be announced, 17 March 2013, 1:30 pm Ph. 0408 927 506

During the premiere of the film in Manila last year, its producer Mr.Dennis Evangelista said.”Ginawa ang pelikulang ito hindi para mag-encourage sa mga Filipinos na mag-abroad kungdi himayin ang tunay na kalagayan ng mga abused O.F.Ws. It’s a campaign for the real situation of our OFW kababayan.”

Migrante (Filipino Diaspora) was shot in Pampanga province in the Philippines and in Israel, directed by Joel Lamangan  from screenplay by Palanca awardee Bonmifacio Ilagan.