31August 2023

Philippine Consulate General in New York Successfully Concludes 2023 Sinehan sa Konsulado

The Philippine Consulate General in New York successfully concluded its 2023 Sinehan sa Konsulado, which opened on 29 August 2023 with the screening of the film"Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" which was screened in partnership with the American Jewish Committee in New York.

The documentary film is about the moral heroism of a few powerful Filipinos who saved the lives of 1,300 Jewish men, women, and children in Nazi Europe in the days before World War II. Russell Hodge and Cynthia Scott-Johnson directed the film.

The second night of 2023 Sinehan sa Konsulado took place on 30 August 2023, and featured four short films. These were “The Houseguest” and “Very Merry Mahusay” by Francis Manuel Abbey, “Usapin sa Bayan” by Jose Ma. Caparas, and “Inconvenience” by Seth Imperial. The film screening was followed by a discussion moderated by Michaela Ternasky-Holland, an Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning creative, and an XR or "metaverse" storyteller who was recently named one of the 100 Original Voices of XR.

Members of the audience enjoyed both screening nights and remarked that they are looking forward to next year’s Sinehan sa Konsulado. END                          


Screening of the film, “Rescue in the Philippines” at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center. This was during the first night of Sinehan sa Konsulado 2023 (PCGNY Photo by Ruth Galiza).
Deputy Consul General Adrian Elmer Cruz awarded the certificate to Ms. Marlene Altman, American-Jewish Committee Board Memeber (PCGNY Photo by Ruth Galiza).
Audience from the Filipino-American Community and American-Jewish Committee (PCGNY photo by Ruth Galiza).
Consul General Senen T. Mangalile awarded Certificates of Recognition to the amateur filmmakers of Short films during the second night of Sinehan sa Konsulado 2023. With them is Ms. Michaela Ternasky-Holland who moderated the discussions (PCGNY photo by Ruth Galiza).
A very informative discussion with the film makers followed the screening of the short films during the second night of the “Sinehan sa Konsulado 2023”. Ms. Michaela Ternasky-Holland moderated the discussions (PCGNY photo by Ruth Galiza).
Members of the Filipino-American Community, Film Directors and actors with the Philippine Consulate General officials (PCGNY photo by Ruth Galiza).