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Bontoc Eulogy

DVD

57 minutes
Source: The Cinema Guild

In a story of displacement and remembrance spanning four generations of Filipinos, Bontoc Eulogy uses the experiences of the largest group displayed at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair to examine its continuing relevance as a defining moment in Philippine-American relations and Filipino American history. Described within a fictional framework, the story is told from the perspective of a first generation Filipino American who tries to trace what happened to his grandfather, a Bontoc Igorot warrior, who was brought from the Philippines to be displayed at the St. Louis fair and never returned to his village.

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