• PG
  • 83 min
  • 2020
  • Canada
  • English/Tagalog/Waray
  • Directed by Rob Hillstead,
  • Directed by Jon Jon Rivero

    Balikbayan: From Victims to Survivors, is the story of a Filipino Canadian's journey to return to the Philippines every one to two years since 2006 in order to serve orphanages, street children, and special needs schools using hip hop, music, and play therapy to heal trauma. Since 2007, a group of Canadian volunteers would join him, determined to empower street children in Tacloban, Leyte in the wake of the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. What started out as a promise to his dying father became a journey of self-discovery and a redefinition of the word family.

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    Balikbayan: From Victims to Survivors will be preceded by the short film Guardians of the Grasslands.


    • Oct 07 @ 8:30PM