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Title: Eliseo Art Silva: Finding the Wide American Earth
Runtime: 12 min
Director: Loren A. Roberts
Placement: Best Documentary Short
Competition: June, 2022
Synopsis: Eliseo Art Silva, who co-designed the Filipinotown Gateway Arch in Los Angeles and has been credited for putting Los Angeles’ Filipinotown on the map with his historic “Gintong Kasaysayan” mural, travels to Seattle to research and develop a new artwork that links Filipino and Filipino-American history together through a four-panel mural on the newly-build Filipino Community Village. The film follows the painting of the mural and speaks with student interns, those 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.