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The De La Salle Alumni Assn.- East Coast and

The Filipino American National Historical Society - New Jersey ((FANHS-NJ)

in cooperation with

The Philippine Consulate General


cordially invite you to the


 Special Screening of

"Dancing the Shrimp"
8 Generations of Filipinos in Louisiana
a documetary by Jim and Isabel Kenny

28 February 2008, Thursday, 6:30pm

Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center

556 Fifth Avenue (bet. 45th and 46th Sts.)

New York City


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  (212)764-1330 ext 336.*



"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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