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Searching for Kapwa Community Free Oakland Screen Film Event on 6/22

f you or any of your clients would be interested, there will be a FREE screening of my film, “Searching for Kapwa” on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-3pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center to celebrate both AAPI Heritage and Pride Months. A filmmaker Q & A will follow. This will likely be our last public screening in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future, although we are still doing private screenings for schools and organizations upon request. Registration link is below.

Synopsis:  Inspired by the pre-colonial Filipino value kapwa, or shared identity, Searching for Kapwa follows the filmmaker’s quest to understand his ancestral roots and find his place in the arc of history. As a child of immigrants and a queer brown person living in polarized America, Larry’s journey unpacks the complicated history of the Philippines, and its lasting impact on the diaspora. Ultimately, the film is a densely layered exploration into what it is to be American, and the legacy of the generations we all carry within us. Searching for Kapwa was featured in the 2022 United States Asian America Festival, awarded the Kinship Award at the 2023 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival and was the Centerpiece feature at the 2023 San Diego Filipino Film Festival. The film has screened at multiple Bay Area institutions and organizations, including Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and Lytton Center for History and the Public Good. The post-film Q&A with the directors gives the audience an opportunity to engage in deeper, universal conversations about history, mental health, belonging, and identity.

Larry D. Lariosa, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


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