ONE GENERATION’S TIME: THE LEGACY OF SILME DOMINGO & GENE VIERNES | TO MANONG CARLOS
One short experimental film followed by documentary feature, One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes.
Post Screening Panelists:
Moderator: Su-Ching Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of Washington
Cindy Domingo is the sister of Silme Domingo. She has played important roles in the Asian American and Filipino American movements since the 1970’s. As a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP) in Seattle and Oakland, Cindy helped build a US movement during the 1970s and 80s that contributed to the overthrow of the dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos in the Philippines. Cindy served as the National Chair for the Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes
Terri Mast has worked for over 30 years as a labor leader in Seattle. She is currently the Secretary Treasurer of the Inland Boatmen’s Union and the first woman in an ILWU local elected as President. She was a Rank and File reform officer and an executive board member of ILWU Local 37 (cannery workers union) at the time of the murders of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. She is the Vice President of the ILWU Puget Sound District Council, serves on the advisory committee at the University of Washington’s Harry Bridges Labor Center, and is an officer in the International Transport Federation. Terri is the widow of Silme Domingo.
Ron Chew is the author of Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism. He served as executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum from 1991-2007. Known as an innovator using cutting-edge presentations with a locally oriented emphasis, Ron helped redefine museums by melding cultural identity, civic participation, and museum programs into a new tool in the fight for social justice
Shannon Gee, Director, One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes. Shannon has worked on a number award-winning national documentaries including Conscience and the Constitution, a documentary on the Heart Mountain internment camp draft resisters, and documentaries for PBS, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel. In Seattle, she has done a number of pieces for the Wing Luke Museum, including If Tired Hands Could Talk, a documentary focusing on Seattle’s garment industry and its women workers. Shannon currently works at the Seattle Channel as Senior Producer for the Emmy award winning Community Stories, a documentary series about the diverse communities in Seattle.
Adrian Alarilla, Director, To Manong Carlos (To Brother Carlos). Adrian is a Filipino writer and filmmaker from Quezon City, Philippines. Shortly before turning 21, he was petitioned to live in the US with his mother. His experiences adjusting to the US has greatly influenced his films. He now lives in Seattle.
In This Program
Adrian Alarilla / Shorts / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 17 minsThis video epistle dedicated to the late writer and activist Carlos Bulosan explores Filipino American conditions over time. Using found footage, the filmmaker creates a personal narrative, then weaves into it Bulosan's written words, discovering that no matter how much things have changed, the pursuit of the American Dream persists.
Shannon Gee / Documentaries / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 59 minsOne Generation's Time examines the legacy and impact of the work and lives of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two Filipino-American activists and fishing cannery union members who were murdered for their involvement in union reform and fighting for workers' rights.