Telecast March 14, 1996.
This program looks at the Filipino community in Hawai‘i, tracing its roots 90 years ago, to the first sugar plantation immigrants called sakadas.
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 12348
American Adobo 103 minutes, color, 4 ¾ inch, DVD.
U.S.: First Look Home Entertainment
The story about five friends conflicted with their life choices and destinies, as they party away - sharing laughs, secrets, recipes and romance. An uniquely American story about what it means to be an immigrant in a land
where it seems everyone is searching for an identity.
UH MANOA DVD 1825
242 minutes (2 videocassettes), color with
b&w sequences, 1/2 inch, VHS.
Los Angeles, CA: Embassy Home
Explores the life and actions of one of America’s military legends. Volume 1 follows General Douglas MacArthur from his days as a forgotten hero soldiering in the Philippines on the eve of Pearl Harbor to the moment when he becomes the last shogun of the new Japan. Volume 2 continues as MacArthur converts Japan from a semi-feudal society to a democracy by personally devising a model constitution and sweeping social reforms. Then sent to Korea, he skillfully retreats as China enters the Korean War. Blamed for the sudden reversal, he is relieved of his military duties by President Truman and comes home to a hero’s welcome, which peters out in the din of 1952 presidential politics and the overwhelming popularity of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Based on the biography by William Manchester.
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 10513, Volumes 1–2
An American Ifugao) 59 minutes, color with b&w sequences, ½
inch, VHS. Manila, Philippines: National
Media Production Center, Maharlika
Broadcasting System, 1986.
Biography of Henry Otley Beyer, who traveled to the Philippines in 1905 as part of the U.S. Bureau of Education’s Ethnological Survey and remained in Ifugao to educate and study the people, eventually marrying and raising a family. He collected artifacts and published many pioneering works on ethnology and prehistory. Includes interviews with Beyer’s family members, friends, colleagues, and former students.
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 12142
Anak Dalita/The ruins 118 minutes, color, 43/4 inch Videodisc
Manila, Philippines: LVN Pictures, Inc., 2005
A returning war hero finds his mother dying. After her death he is befriended by Cita, a prostitute with a heart of gold.
UH MANOA DVD 5055
UH MANOA DVD 5186
Ancient Spirits, Modern World (See Batak:Ancient Spirits, Modern World) Angels of the Night
5 minutes, color, 1/2 inch, VHS. Princeton,
NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences,
2000. Originally produced in 1999.
Prostitution is the occupation of necessity for supporting impoverished millions residing in the slums of Manila. This program tracks the lives of three girl prostitutes, ages 11–13, over a five-year period, during which one becomes a pimp, another a drug addict, and the third vanishes, presumed dead. Efforts by family planning organizations such as UNICEF sponsored Reah Out and the Apelo Women’s Health clinics are described, as well as the Roman Catholic point of view. (In English and Tagalog with English voiceovers.)
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 18894
Historical record of General MacArthur’s operations from the fall of Corregidor in 1942 to the surrender of Japan in 1945, emphasizing the Pacific operations as told from the perspective of the war fought in the air.
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 2393
14 minutes, color, 1/2 inch, VHS.
Chicago, IL: Pollard, 1990.
A slide-to-video show of landscapes and street scenes from southern Luzon, Philippines, and industrial landscapes from Chicago, Illinois, intercut with futuristic news bulletins and spoken poetry to create anti-establishment and pro-environmental protection themes.
UH MANOA VIDEOTAPE 7595