The De La Salle Alumni Assn.- East Coast and
The Filipino American National Historical Society - New Jersey ((FANHS-NJ)
The Philippine Consulate General
invite you to the
"Dancing the Shrimp"
8 Generations of Filipinos in Louisiana
a documetary by Jim and Isabel Kenny
28 February 2008, Thursday,
Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center
Fifth Avenue (bet. 45th and 46th Sts.)
Special guest: Director Isabel Enriquez-Kenny
Dancing the Shrimp is a
documentary about fifth and sixth-generation Filipino Americans who recreate their unique yet little-known history in Louisiana, and reminisce about growing up in a once-thriving shrimping community known as Manila
Village in New Orleans.
Dancing the Shrimp also explores why Louisiana became one of the earliest Asian
settlements in the United States and how well the descendants of these early settlers and more recent Filipino immigrants
have acculturated themselves in the greater Louisiana society. This film was funded by the Louisiana Endowment for the
Humanities, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and WLPB - the PBS affiliate in Baton Rouge,
Isabel Enriquez Kenny
is a Filipino-American scholar and artist based in California. She is the author of Making Documentaries in the Philippines (Anvil, 2005),
which won the National
Book Award for Film. She currently teaches online courses in Visual Literacy at the Adenauer Centre for Journalism
at the Ateneo de Manila University. She has also taught media, visual communication, television and film production
and screening courses at Boston
and Emerson Colleges in Massachusetts,
Loyola University of New Orleans, Montclair State University in New Jersey, Ateneo de Manila
and the University of the Philippines.
*This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please bring your friends and
family! For more info, contact Mr. Robert Perez de Tagle, DLSAA-EC President and FAHNS-NJ, at 201.434.1964, or the Philippine Consulate General at
"I'd really like to get the widest promotion and exposure to this
"Dancing the Shrimp" video. It is a "must see" documentary.
Filipino American history has been focused in California and Hawaii. The west coast of the United States is California but this was the time when the
Mississippi river was basically the west frontier. This is the story of the Taga-ilog of New Orleans, the genesis of Filipino American history right
after the Louisiana Purchase."
- Nestor Enriquez, FANHS-NJ President
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