My Beautiful Resistance
Directed by Penny Baldado
Penny Baldado, owner of Oakland, CA’s Café Gabriela, originally moved to the United States to live as an out lesbian, because she felt that she couldn’t do that in her native Philippines. Her status as an undocumented immigrant becomes an obstacle as she attempts to establish her American life.
Shorts / 78 minsFrom a Filipino immigrant struggling with her undocumented status in the United States in order to live as an out lesbian to a child’s point of view on the much debated subject of marriage equality, these narratives and documentaries collectively broaden the scope of what it means to be queer.
In This Program: 100 Crushes Chapter 6: They, Deconstructing My Depression, Distance Between, Finger Running, My Beautiful Resistance, Operation Marriage, Ordinary Family, Sex, Politics, and Sticky Rice