The Centre for Feminist Research presents:
“A Piece of Paradise” Film Screening
Followed by a Q&A with Director and Cast
Film by Dr. Patrick Alcedo (Department of Dance)
*Jury Awards–National Bank Best First Feature Film and Centennial Best Canadian Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2017
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Location: 626 Kaneff Tower, York University
Film Trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/242928309
Canada is a nation of immigrants, and it comes as no surprise that many Canadians share more than one homeland. For many Filipinos, family members living and working overseas is commonplace, and yet the strain of being apart is never easy. When your heart is torn between two places you love, how do you find your piece of paradise?
The film captures the everyday life of Norlyn, Em-Em, and Betsy as they navigate living and working in Toronto while dreaming of the day they can visit the Philippines again. Their struggles are real but the women are resilient, knowing that their faith, community and especially their sense of humor will help them through the challenges.
Norlyn, Em-Em, Betsy, Darrell, Bimboy
WRITER-DIRECTOR Patrick Alcedo PRODUCER Patrick Alcedo CINEMATOGRAPHY Fruto Corre MUSIC Peter Alcedo, Jr. EDITING Phoebe Sequino
Co-sponsored by: The Department of Dance, the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), and York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).