Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews Curtis Choy about his film "Manilatown is in the Heart". A favorite at the DisOrient film festival in April, the film is a tribute to late poet and activist Al Robles.
In the 1970s, Robles was an activist involved in the San Francisco I-Hotel struggle, a fight which is now burned into Filipino-American civil rights history.
After a decade-long protest, many low-income elderly Manong were evicted, effectively dismantling the last enclave of downtown San Francisco's historic Manilatown community.
"Manilatown is in the Heart"will show for one night only in Portland on Friday, June 26th at the Hollywood Theater.