Filled with chop suey houses, gambling dens, and dance halls, Little Manila was the area in Stockton notoriously called, Skid Row, but it was also the closest thing Filipinos had to a hometown. In its heyday in the 30s, this lively area had the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. Narrated by famed Filipino-American producer, Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot) this documentary tells the immigrant story as Filipinos experienced it.
HAAPI Film Festival is teaming up with FYP Houston to co-present LITTLE MANILA: FILIPINOS IN CALIFORNIA'S HEARTLAND on June 11 at Harmony Public Schools for the 12th Annual HAAPIFEST2016 - Opening Weekend! Houston's largest celebration of Asian American films on June 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18.
Hope to see you all there!
Watch the trailer for this wonderful film here: