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Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (Episode #102)

KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

* The Delano Manongs - tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement's finest hours - The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez's leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years
* Jeepney by Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland - visualizes the richly diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines through its most popular form of mass transportation: vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeeps. Unlike mass transportation in many parts of the world, jeepneys are not a government service but are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values and dreams in its painting and decoration. The stories of a jeepney driver, artist and passenger take place amidst nationwide protest against oil price hikes that pressure drivers to work overseas to earn a living. Lavishly shot and cut to the rhythm of the streets, this short film provides an enticing vehicle through which the rippling effects of globalization can be felt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade (Episode #101)

KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Upon his father's death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay, he rediscovers the music of harana - a long forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman.
Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners - a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. During their travels, the haranistas meet Brian, a shy young man who for years has been secretly in love with a schoolmate. The haranistas, who have not serenaded in the last 30 years, offered their services to serenade Brian's object of affection, resulting in one of the most tender moments of genuine harana captiured on film.
Word soon spread around Manila of leatherly faced men whose style of untrained but sincere and expressive singing touch the hearts everywhere they performed, culminating in a series of triumphant live performances - from the small village to prestigious concert halls to recording the first authentic harana album in the last fifty years. But the question remains - can harana be restored to its former glory or is it doomed to vanish silently into the night forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (Episode #102)

KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

* The Delano Manongs - tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement's finest hours - The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez's leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years
* Jeepney by Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland - visualizes the richly diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines through its most popular form of mass transportation: vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeeps. Unlike mass transportation in many parts of the world, jeepneys are not a government service but are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values and dreams in its painting and decoration. The stories of a jeepney driver, artist and passenger take place amidst nationwide protest against oil price hikes that pressure drivers to work overseas to earn a living. Lavishly shot and cut to the rhythm of the streets, this short film provides an enticing vehicle through which the rippling effects of globalization can be felt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Upon his father's death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay, he rediscovers the music of harana - a long forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman.
Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners - a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. During their travels, the haranistas meet Brian, a shy young man who for years has been secretly in love with a schoolmate. The haranistas, who have not serenaded in the last 30 years, offered their services to serenade Brian's object of affection, resulting in one of the most tender moments of genuine harana captiured on film.
Word soon spread around Manila of leatherly faced men whose style of untrained but sincere and expressive singing touch the hearts everywhere they performed, culminating in a series of triumphant live performances - from the small village to prestigious concert halls to recording the first authentic harana album in the last fifty years. But the question remains - can harana be restored to its former glory or is it doomed to vanish silently into the night forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (Episode #102)

KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

* The Delano Manongs - tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement's finest hours - The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez's leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years
* Jeepney by Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland - visualizes the richly diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines through its most popular form of mass transportation: vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeeps. Unlike mass transportation in many parts of the world, jeepneys are not a government service but are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values and dreams in its painting and decoration. The stories of a jeepney driver, artist and passenger take place amidst nationwide protest against oil price hikes that pressure drivers to work overseas to earn a living. Lavishly shot and cut to the rhythm of the streets, this short film provides an enticing vehicle through which the rippling effects of globalization can be felt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Upon his father's death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay, he rediscovers the music of harana - a long forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman.
Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners - a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. During their travels, the haranistas meet Brian, a shy young man who for years has been secretly in love with a schoolmate. The haranistas, who have not serenaded in the last 30 years, offered their services to serenade Brian's object of affection, resulting in one of the most tender moments of genuine harana captiured on film.
Word soon spread around Manila of leatherly faced men whose style of untrained but sincere and expressive singing touch the hearts everywhere they performed, culminating in a series of triumphant live performances - from the small village to prestigious concert halls to recording the first authentic harana album in the last fifty years. But the question remains - can harana be restored to its former glory or is it doomed to vanish silently into the night forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
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      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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