the hidden truth: Americans and the Philippines…
I can’t wait for this movie to be released in the States! Amigo unveils the truth behind the American colonization of the Philippines.
For those of you who are Filipino and don’t really care about learning about your roots or being proud of your heritage, please watch this movie. (And ooobviously, this movie is a must see for EVERYONE whether black, white, purple or green!)
It is our RESPONSIBILITY to know where you came from. Remember, being a Filipino (-American) who is knowledgeable and proud of your culture does not equate to “FOB-iness.”
Sidenote: How is it that most Fil-Ams in our generation can appreciate and participate in other cultures, practically transforming into them, and then, turn a blind eye toward their own? Yes, I know, Europe and Japan are great countries to visit, yes yes, they’ve been glorified through media… yadda yadda yadda. But there’s no comparison to the beauty that your own people have created in the Philipppines.
…I digress, will need to save this topic for a later post =)
Also, here’s a good read about the movie (and just a really good blog in general): Our Awesome Planet