Eliseo Art Silva: Finding the Wide American EarthDirected by Loren Roberts, Roberto San Luis
- United States
- 12:37 mins
- California premiere
Eliseo Art Silva, who co-designed the Historic Filipinotown Eastern Gateway arch in Los Angeles and has been credited for putting Los Angeles’ Filipinotown on the map with his “Gintong Kasaysayan” mural, travels to Seattle to research and develop a new mural that links Filipino and Filipino-American history together in a four-panel mural on the wall of the newly-built Filipino Community Village. The film follows the painting of the mural, and speaks with student interns, community members who brought Eliseo to the Pacific Northwest, and the artist himself about the mural, the artistic process, and hopes for connecting cultures together through art.
A director of photography on “The Day the World Series Stopped” & “Purple State of Mind” and associate producer for the feature film “Not That Funny” (with Tony Hale and Bridgid Brannagh), Loren A. Roberts’ decade-long collaboration with director Lauralee Farrer included the award-winning documentaries “The Fair Trade” (2008) and “Laundry and Tosca” (2005). His documentary filmmaking has taken him across Asia with multiple filming partners. Roberto San Luis is an award-winning art director for HumanGood who has worked with Filipino culture and advocacy groups in Southern California for the past three decades. His love of story and Filipino culture guided our journey.