San Francisco’s South of Market area is known for swank tech-company offices, gleaming luxury apartments, a baseball park with breathtaking views of the bay. Few know that it was also home to one of the country’s earliest Filipino communities.
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Besides eczema being a real affliction for millions of people, the repeated focus on this character’s health issues seemed to be trying to address deeper issues about respectability and professionalism in the legal profession and the criminal justice system, and even how we view the “other.”
The film received the award in the Asian American Pacific Islander Issues for Television/Online. The documentary aired nationally on public media on the America ReFramed program on World Channel, and was presented by the Center for Asian American Media.