UMSigaw officers and AMF ambassadors (L-R): Linger Aragon, Celine Jimenez, Jay Jimenez, Geraldine de Lemos, Brian Babaran, Maan Manaol, Rojuane Aragon, Agnus-Mariae Lucas
UMSU’s Asian Movie Festival Presents: the Philippines
by Celine Jimenez
Once again, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union livened up the back-to-school-season with its annual Celebration Week. From January 24 to the 28th, an array of events was lined up all in celebration of “life and learning” (UMSU.ca).
Included was the Asian Movie Festival which showcased the cultural diversity of Asia through cinema and cuisine. Various Asian countries participated, such as Korea, India, the Philippines, and several others. Each country showed a movie which portrayed an aspect of their culture while serving their delicious native foods.
The University of Manitoba Filipino Student Group (UM Sigaw) was proud to present Sharon Cuneta’s, “The Caregiver”; a compelling story about the hardships and sacrifices faced by many Overseas Filipino Workers. Many OFWs today still find themselves in plights of unfair treatment and unequal opportunities for employment. “The Caregiver” successfully addresses this problem, while showing that hope, hard work, and integrity can see us through tough times.
The event was a success and by the end, there was still enough karyoka and empanada for everyone to take home!
Although Celebration Week has come to an end, everyone is welcome to come join us next year for another celebration of cultural pride, diversity, and togetherness!