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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Story of Self

Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

USA / 2015 / 3 mins / No dialogue with English subtitles / B&W, Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

Plays In:
From Vision To Reel

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 11:30 am


What does it mean to choose, when you only have one choice? What does it mean to be unafraid, when your enemy seems undefeatable? What does it mean to have a story, when you are undocumented? This is a story of self.

Director's Bio

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an immigrant filmmaker, whose roots hail from Bicol, Philippines. They are the product of their parents’ sacrifices, their siblings’ resilience, and their community’s support. Their work has been televised and featured in film festivals across the U.S. Set continues to work at the intersection of filmmaking and social justice organizing by uplifting the narratives of immigrants and communities of color through the stories they tell.


Producer: Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Director: Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Writer: Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Editor: Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

Plays in

  1. From Vision To Reel

    Shorts Programs / 62 mins
    FREE PROGRAM. "From Vision to Reel" showcases short films created by emerging filmmakers of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. Films range from topics related to immigration, family history, gender identity, sexuality, struggles and resiliency in this current political and economic climate. — June Kaewsith

    In This Program: Perfect Imperfection, Living In Freedom, David And Goliath, Motherlands, Called Home, Hello From the Other Side, Dollar Tree, Droga!, Story of Self, Bastard

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Plays In:
From Vision To Reel

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 11:30 am