Brown Bag Biography with Adrian Ellis Alarilla

February 15, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, KUY 410 Add to Calendar

The Center for Biographical Research presents: /“Passionate Engagements, Intimate Entrapments: Love, War, and Those Caught Between Empire and Nation” / Adrian Ellis Alarilla, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa / This presentation looks at the rise of the first-person documentary within the Filipino diaspora as a way of reflecting on their own situated knowledges while at the same time teasing out the intimacies of colonization and imperialism that they continue to feel in themselves and their families until today. Their films map out filmmakers' subjective spaces, situatedness, and hybridity within the Filipino diaspora, critically examining the role that Filipino migration played in the colonization, settlement, and domestication of imperial and national peripheries such as Hawai‘i and Mindanao. Alarilla argues that these documentaries have the ability to talk back to the imperial imaginary by creating a diasporic, archipelagic imaginary that is mindful of the legacies of empire in the island peripheries of both America and the Philippines today. / Adrian Ellis Alarilla is a writer, community organizer, filmmaker, and PhD Candidate in History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Born on Negros Island, raised in Manila, and having lived in Cebu, Chicago, Honolulu, and now Seattle, Adrian studies Filipino migration across the Pacific. His films have been shown all over the US, Mexico, Cambodia, and the Philippines. / Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Center for Oral History, Conflict and Peace Specialist, and the Departments of American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / Thursday, February 15 / Kuykendall 410 / 12PM to 1:15PM HST

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