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Asian American Films Seminar: The Celine Archive (Dir. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, 2020)

Denise Cruz, Columbia University; Celine Parreñas Shimizu, University of California at Santa Cruz

Tue, 5/24 · 7:30 pm EDT · Zoom

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The Celine Archive is a documentary about a woman named Celine Navarro, an immigrant from the Philippines and the source of a ghost story. Navarro was buried alive in California in 1932. When news broke about this, it was said that the act was committed by her own community and her death quickly grew into legend. Shimizu’s film explores Navarro’s life, the mysterious circumstances of her death, and her descendants living with her legacy today.

Discussion Lead Denise Cruz, Columbia University and Celine Parreñas Shimizu, University of California at Santa Cruz

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