18 Feb A Long Road to Dignity
Filipinas Heritage Library and Rick Rocamora,
in partnership with Horacio “Howie” Severino,
A LONG ROAD TO DIGNITY
A virtual multimedia exhibition on WWII veterans
A Long Road to Dignity, a virtual multimedia exhibition, features the documentary work of acclaimed photographer Rick Rocamora. It pairs his photos with 1940-1945 images of Filipino soldiers from Filipinas Heritage Library’s Retrato Photo Archive and Roderick Hall Collection. Together they portray Filipino veterans’ wartime experiences and a long struggle linked to the Rescission Acts of 1946.
Supplemented with audio and video materials from the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project and filmmaker Howie Severino’s Little Brown Man in San Francisco (1999-2001), the exhibition highlights the Filipino veterans’ contributions to rights movements in America and in the motherland. It brings into focus how veterans value themselves, striving to keep a dignified existence in the face of aging.
Related Book: LONG ROAD TO DIGNITY
A photography book with the same title as the current exhibit is available at the Ayala Museum Online Shop. With a foreword by Lourdes Tancino and an essay by John Labella, the book features Rocamora photos selected by the photographer himself.