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PQ Village

  • 2021
  • 15 mins
  • World premiere

In San Diego, residents, church members and volunteers work together to save Peñasquitos Village (a.k.a. PQ Village), the only affordable housing complex left in the neighborhood’s affluent suburb of Rancho Peñasquitos despite the city’s growing housing crisis.

While local politicians and supporters of redevelopment are concerned with creating more middle-class housing in the area, what happens to residents who already live there, when they are forced to move?

Maricar Camaya is a San Diego-based filmmaker who has created short documentaries, promotional, and educational videos for a number of local community based and non profit organizations, including the Immigration Justice Project San Diego, Youth Empowerment Synergy San Diego, and the Media Arts Center San Diego. Siya* received a special commendation from the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission in 2012 for documentary work and community service and completed a Master of Arts from UC Santa Cruz’s Social Documentation program in 2016. Maricar’s current documentary project, PQ Village, was selected for the Center for Asian American Media’s Social Change Fund in 2019.

*A Filipino pronoun that can mean he or she.

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Shorts Program II: Larger than Life

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort