Thursday, April 26, 2007

Paper Dolls Screening

Paper Dolls Screening (Sponsored by FiRE)

photo still from Tomer Heymann's Paper Dolls

What: Film Screening of Paper Dolls and Discussion
When: Thursday, April 26th 7-9 pm
Where: International Action Center
55 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, 5th Floor
Take N, Q, R, W to 14th Street/Union Square
We look forward to seeing you there!

The Philippine Diaspora is certainly not limited to the most well known migrant destinations of Western Europe and the United States. A few weeks ago some women of FiRE and the monthly Pinay Brunch Collective shared our experiences about our own encounters with fellow Filipinos abroad and were especially intrigued by the issue of Filipino workers in conflict areas such as Israel. This screening of “Paper Dolls” is a way for us to continue the conversation. In the light of the recent death of Fely Garcia, a domestic worker from the Bronx, NY, the screening of "Paper Dolls", a documentary released last year about transgendered Filipino caretakers and domestic workers working and performing in Israel is a start to a much needed dialogue in our community. The film will begin promptly at 7 pm and the discussion and Q and A will follow. We are honored to have Lorena Sanchez, Coordinator of KABALIKAT Domestic Workers Support Network, share her stories about working in Israel and knowing some of the actual Paper Dolls.

This event is sponsored by Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE). Please learn more about us by visiting our or

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Or contact Sandy from FiRE: 917.340.0927