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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

The Second Province

Directed by Zorinah Juan

United States / 2017 / Drama / 19 mins


In THE SECOND PROVINCE, two estranged Filipino-American siblings are forced to reunite when their offbeat mother chooses death with dignity.

Director's Bio

Inspired by her second generation Filipino-American upbringing, Zorinah Juan’s work often explores the themes of race, belonging, and failure. Over the past 15 years, Juan has worked as a producer and script supervisor on many notable, award-winning independent films. Among her credits are BEASTS OF NO NATION, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, Lynne Ramsay’s latest project, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, and Silas Howard’s, A KID LIKE JAKE. Zorinah’s travel show, DON’T BE A TOURIST, which she writes, directs, edits, and hosts was nominated for best lifestyle/reality show at the 2011 International Television Festival. Since then, Zorinah has gone on to shoot episodes in four other countries. The show was distributed through TV4 and was a part of the international streaming platform Vessel’s 2016 line up. In August 2017, Juan completed production for her first feature film, WHEN WE GROW UP. Post production is scheduled through the fall/winter of 2017. When she is not working on set, Zorinah Juan spends her time writing and cooking at her home in Brooklyn.

Plays in


    What would you do if faced with an impossible decision?

    In This Program: The Visit, My Good Boy, Witness, The Second Province, The Shuttle, Geeta

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