Month: September 2020

Episode 129 – Digging up the Truth: The Celine Archive with Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Social Distance Series)

In 1932, Celine Navarro, a young Filipina American, was buried alive and murdered by other Filipinos just outside of Stockton, California. The murder of Navarro caught national media attention, sensationalizing the crime and painting Filipinos as savage members of primitive cults. Though mostly forgotten now, this horrific incident reverberated through the Filipino American community during the 1930s.

In this TFAL episode, we spoke with filmmaker and professor Celine Parreñas Shimizu about her upcoming film THE CELINE ARCHIVE. The documentary film explores the murder of Celine Navarro, its impact on Navarro’s descendants, and its importance in Filipino American history and the history of race and gender in the United States. Listen as we dive deep into a largely unknown and dark part of Filipino American history.

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You can check out the film, THE CELINE ARCHIVE, at its world premiere in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  Buy tickets here: https://laapff2020.eventive.org/passes/buy.  You can also check out the film as part of CAAMFest later this month.

Finally, check out TFAL co-host Elaine Dolalas as she moderates an online panel to further discuss THE CELINE ARCHIVE with Celine Parreñas Shimizu as well as members of Celine Navarro’s relatives.  The panel happens on Friday, October 2, 2:00pm PST.  Link here:  https://festival.vcmedia.org/2020/special_events/c3-the-celine-archive/.

 

Episode 128 – A Stoner’s Parable: TFAL Talks “Call Out” Culture (Social Distance Series)

“Call out” culture, an inevitable part of online conversations, has become a bigger part of public discourse over the past few years. While critique and criticism have been around forever, social media has perhaps accelerated confrontations and further deepened divisions between people as online identities increasingly coalesce with personal identities. And the Filipino American community is certainly not immune from its ethos.  There have been many instances over the past year where “call out” culture has called into question both Filipino Americans’ privilege and marginalization.  While there is certainly backlash against calling out, there are certainly moments when it is justifiable and necessary for progress in our communities.  But where do you draw the line between accountability and petty drama?

Join the TFAL crew as we discuss our thoughts on “call out” culture. We discuss where it’s appropriate, and where it devolves into noise.  We discuss issues of “call out” culture in our Filipino American community (albeit vaguely because we don’t want to get into any legal trouble!).  And we even bring some scripture into the episode.  Yoooo!!!

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Got a hot take on “call out” culture?  Let us know, leave us a voicemail at 805.394.TFAL (8325), tweet at us at @tfalpodcast, or tag us on instagram @tfalpodcast.

Note: We didn’t decipher between “call out” culture and “cancel” culture in the episode.  Apologies if we used them interchangeably.

Episode 127: TFAL Live – Do The Hustle

Can you believe it’s been six months of quarantine? The TFAL Crew, including sleep deprived new dad Joe, came together this past Wednesday night for a TFAL Live where we engaged in a lively discussion about hustles. We talk about how quarantine and covid has impacted or inspired side hustles. The conversation also delves into the world of multilevel marketing “luxor shaped” enterprises.

Listen through the embedded player below, download directly here or subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts here. For folks who are on Spotify, you can take a listen to us here.

What is your hustle? How has covid impacted it? Let us know, leave us a voicemail at 805.394.TFAL (8325), tweet at us at @tfalpodcast, or tag us on instagram @tfalpodcast.