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2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

US

Directed by Seth Ronquillo

Short Film / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 11 mins

Precedes:
Documented

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Precedes:
Documented

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Description

Illegal, alien, immigrant–we come from different parts of the world, but like all Americans, we are just dreamers hoping for a better life with our families. This is my family’s immigrant narrative as undocumented people in America, making our home, reimagining what the American Dream means for all of us.


Director's Bio

Seth Ronquillo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker. Currently working with ASPIRE-LA, Seth has served as Co-Chair and Project Director in the past for IDEAS at UCLA, an student organization that advocates for undocumented immigrants. His thesis documentary, “US,” chronicles his family’s undocumented immigrant narrative after his dad went back to the Philippines in 2011 with no guarantee of returning to the U.S. He seeks to use filmmaking as a tool to raise awareness about the struggles of undocumented immigrants. Seth holds a B.A. in film and linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Precedes

  1. Documented

    Jose Antonio Vargas / Documentary / USA / 2013 / 89 mins
    In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years.

    Preceded by: US


Dates & Times

Precedes:
Documented

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Precedes:
Documented

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 15, 2015 6:00 pm