ALFF Program - Cold Paradise
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm
Dir. Werner Walcher
Yukon, 2013, 44 minutes
Many Yukoners only know the Filipino community through the communities’ annual Canada Day tent and the Whitehorse businesses that employ temporary foreign workers. This film introduces us to the pioneers of the community who moved to the Yukon twenty years ago and offers a rare insight into the lives and hardships temporary foreign workers and immigrants from the Philippines face when they leave behind young children, and other family members to live in a culture and climate very unfamiliar to them. From the director of River of Life, Werner Walcher.
Q&A with the director to follow screening. World premiere.
Screening sponsor: Canadian Filipino Association of the Yukon