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Written, directed, and produced by Diane Paragas, “Yellow Rose” draws heavily on the her own experiences.
“After escaping Martial Law in the Philippines, my family moved to Lubbock, Texas when I was four,” she writes in the film’s press kit. “As the only Filipino growing up in Lubbock, I often felt alienated, and I used music and art as a means of escape” — much like Rose in the film.
She calls “Yellow Rose” “a deeply personal film” that she hopes will “put a human face on the plight of Dreamers, while entertaining the audience with original Americana music.”
wonder | wander | world crows with another proud shout out for our fearless Filipina artists - Mabuhay!
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Eva Noblezada Princess Punzalan Dale Watson
Lea Salonga Liam Booth Libby Villari Gustavo Gomez
Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature, 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF)
Special Jury Prize, Breakout Performance Eva Noblezada, 2019 LAAPFF
Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature, 2019 Bentonville Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature, CAAMFEST37