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Searching for Kapwa

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Inspired by the pre-colonial Filipino value kapwa, or “shared identity”, Searching for Kapwa follows the filmmaker’s quest to heal from a sense of cultural alienation, understand his ancestral roots, and find his place in the arc of history. As a child of immigrants and a queer brown person living in polarized America, Larry’s journey unpacks the complicated history of the Philippines, and its lasting impact on the Filipino diaspora. Ultimately, the film is a densely layered exploration into what it is to be American, and the legacy of the generations we all carry within us. 

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