GOT BOOK? AUNTIE HELEN’S GIFT OF BOOKS

GOT BOOK? AUNTIE HELEN’S GIFT OF BOOKS

APALA’s own Florante Ibanez’s documentary filme on Helen Summers Brown and the Filipino American Library will be shown in Anaheim during ALA Annual Conference on:
Here is the link to the film website…..  http://flashpoint-design.net/got-book/

GOT BOOK? AUNTIE HELEN’S GIFT OF BOOKS

(United States, 2005) Dir.: Florante Peter Ibanez

GOT BOOK? profiles Helen Agcaoili Summers Brown, founder of the Filipino American Library. Auntie Helen, as she is widely known in the Los Angeles Filipino Community is interviewed by one of her sons, George Brown, tracing her upbringing in the Philippines as a mestiza (half Filipino and half Caucasian American). Reputedly the first Filipina to attend UCLA, Helen married her UCLA sweetheart, Bill Brown, became a teacher and raised a family. Her collection of Philippine books from her father became the basis of her dream, the Filipino American Library, a community based non-profit in the Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown district.

Video, 8 minutes, color, documentary

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