The Delano Manongs on PBS

The Delano Manongs is being broadcast on PBS during the month of September 2015, the 50th anniversary month of the Delano grape strike, and will also be broadcast in October as part of Filipino American History Month. The documentary is part of a series titled, “Filipino American Lives” and hosted by Tony award-winning actress/singer Lea Salonga. This 2-part program showcases the richness of the Filipino American experience and the nuanced cultural and historical relationship between the US and the Philippines. From the unheralded history of Filipinos and the United Farm Workers Union, to the journey to rediscover the romantic musical traditions of haranas, to the ornately decorated jeepneys, it is an important look at the varied diversity of America and its connection to the world.

For local PBS broadcast dates, please check your local listings:

Also, look for local screenings of The Delano Manongs including discussions with director, Marissa Aroy, near you:

Saturday, September 19, 2015 San Diego, CA
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Delano grape Strike, join us for a special screening of the powerful, Emmy-nominated documentary The Delano Manongs and a conversation with the filmmaker/director Marissa Aroy and the Honorable Rob Bonta, California Assembly Member and the first Filipino to be elected to the California Legislature. Event is free. Refreshments served at conclusion. Sponsored by Silayan Filipina, FANHS San Diego Chapter and the San Diego Public Library 6:00pm Saturday, September 19, 2015
San Diego Central Library
Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday and Sunday September 4-5, 2015 Delano, CA
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Delano grape Strike, the newly formed Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Delano Chapter will be holding weekend long events.
Robert F. Kennedy High School
Filipino Community Hall
Delano, California
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Toronto, CANADA
Justicia 4 Migrant Workers presents two short films about migrant farm workers in British Columbia and California, followed by a panel discussion.
7-10 pm. Free.
Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson
80 Gould
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, May 29th, San Jose, CA
The 1st Annual Japantown FilmFest (JTown FilmFest) is coming up, May 29-31! Opening night film is Marissa Aroy’s DELANO MANONGS: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers. Director Marissa Aroy and long-time activist Luis Valdez will be in attendance.festival introduction, followed by a screening of Delano Manongs and a post-screening discussion panel.
7:00pm Friday, May 29th
JTS Northside Community Center
488 N. 6th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
United States
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Thursday, May 28th, San Jose, CA
Director Marissa Aroy will be screening the documentary and making a visit to Mathson Middle School and answering questions regarding the film. The school recently celebrated the work of the United Farm Worker leaders including the Filipino leaders, Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, Los Angeles, California
In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month GSEP Diversity Council, CABE of Pepperdine and the Filipino American National Historical Society, Los Angeles Chapter present a screening of the documentary along with a talk with Allan Aquino, Florante Peter Ibañez, Marissa Pulido Rebaya, moderated by Dr. Ronald Buenaventura.
Pepperdine University West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
Room 335
Tuesday May 26th, 2015
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, ONLINE SCREENING AND LIVE CHAT
The Center for Asian American Media hosts an online screening of ‘Delano Manongs’ and live chat with the Director Marissa Aroy, San Francisco State University Professor Dawn Mabalon, actor Darion Basco who portrayed Larry Itliong in the film Cesar Chavez, and Larry Itliong’s son, Johnny Itliong. The screening is in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Reserve your online viewing:

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, Eugene Oregon
Join us in Lillis 185 next week Thursday at 5pm to watch The Delano Manongs for AA/PI Heritage month! PACAlliance will be hosting several AA/PI films throughout the month of May.
5:00 pm Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Lillis 185
University of Oregon
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Saturday April 18, 2015, Eugene, Oregon
The 10th annual DisOrient Asian American film festival will be screening The Delano Manongs as part of a program entitled, ” The documentary took part DisOrient Film Festival as part of program entitled “Labor Reform” with another film called One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viennese. Director Marissa Aroy & One Generation’s Time Director Shannon Gee in attendance for a Q&A.
2:40PM Saturday April 18th, 2015
492 East 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
United States
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UPDATE: The Delano Manongs won the “Best Short Documentary” award at the festival!

Friday, April 17, 2015, Merced, California
The Philippine American Alliance at University of California, Merced along with the Filipino American National Historical Society-Central Valley Chapter will host a screening of the documentary. A reception precedes the film and a Q&A with the director Marissa Aroy will be after.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Classroom & Office Bldg, COB 120
6:00 Reception
Meet the Producer/Director, Marissa Aroy
7:00 Film Screening
7:30 Questions & Answers – Marissa Aroy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Berkeley, California
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Program Presents Celebrating Filipino History and Culture. A screening of The Delano Manongs and reading from Lysley Tenorio’s Monsters: Stories. Enjoy light refreshments and meet Marissa and Lysley. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) and the Multicultural Community Center (MCC).
4:00-5:30 PM-Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley Campus.
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Saturday, April 11-14, 2015, San Jose, California
The San Jose Public Library, in collaboration with the Filipino American City Employees of San Jose, Vice Mayor Rose Herrera (Dist 8) and Councilmember Ash Kalra (Dist 2) presents six screenings of The Delano Manongs:
Sat. Apr 11 12:00pm-Seven Trees Library, 3590 Cas Dr. San José, CA 95111
Sat. Apr 11 04:00pm-Berryessa Library, 3355 Noble Avenue San José, CA 95132
Mon. Apr 13 12:00pm-Dr.MLK Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. San José, CA 95112
Mon. Apr 13 04:00pm-Evergreen Library, 2635 Aborn Rd. San José, CA 95121
Tue. Apr 14 04:00pm-Educational Park Library, 1772 Educational Park Dr. San José, CA 95133
Tue. Apr 14 06:30pm-Tully Community Library, 880 Tully Rd. San José, CA 95111
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Sunday, April 5th, 2015, Chicago, Illinois
The Gene Siskel Film Center and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) welcome you to this anniversary edition, April 3 – 16, celebrating Asian American women.The Delano Manongs precedes the film, “Jeepney.”
5:15 PM Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street (between Lake and Randolph), Chicago, IL 60601
Saturday, February 14th, 2015, Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival is screening The Delano Manongs as party of a program of Social Justice Shorts.
12:00 PM Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014-Philadelphia, PA
Official selection of the Philadelphia Asian American Film festival.  Screens as part of a free shorts program. This FREE program of short documentary films spans diverse topics including biculturalism amongst Pacific Islanders, Filipino contributions to the United Farm Workers Strike, and Asian American Hollywood Pioneer Anna May Wong.


Thursday, November 13th, 2014-Seattle Washington
6:00 p.m. UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98195.
Carlos Bulosan Centennial Committee (CBCC), Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), and the Filipino Community of Seattle are hosting the screening followed by Q&A with director, Marissa Aroy and community panel.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014-San Francisco, CA
Roxie Theater will screen the film in the “Bay Area Docs: Shorts Program”
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
As part of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, the film will screen in a shorts program entitled there will be a storm. The festival is run by Pacific Arts Movement.
3:20 PM
Ultra Star Mission Valley
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014-New York, New York

Sponsored by NYU APA studies and Co-sponsored by FAM (Filipino American Museum), Damayan Migrant Workers Association, and the Filipino American National Historical Society. Join us for a screening and conversation featuring filmmaker* Marissa Aroy *and *Christine Bacareza Balance *(University of California, Irvine). *Joseph Legaspi* opens the program with new works inspired by the stories of the Manongs (Ilocano term of respect for older men).
7:00 pm-9:00 pm  NYU Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th Street), Theater 101

Saturday Oct. 18th, 2014, Carlson, CA 
Carson LA County Library 1-4 pm with panel on FilAm student Organizing Past & Present to celebrate Filipino American History Month in Carson, CA

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Chicago, IL 
Afire Chicago is having a free screening of the film. 

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 – Fresno, CA
Dulce UpFront in Fresno, CA is sponsoring a screening of the Delano Manongs.
Link to their Facebook page:

Also on Saturday, August 2nd, 2013 – NY
The Delano Manongs will be screening at the NY Asian American International Film Festival as part of the shorts program, “Memories of the Strike”.
Link to Festival website below:

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 – San Diego
The Delano Manongs is proud to be screening at the Filipino American National Historical Society Conference in San Diego, CA.
The director, MArissa Aroy, will be in attendance and will speak at the conference.
More info about this screening below:

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 – NY Premiere
Support CAAAV and BAYAN USA by joining us for New York City’s documentary premiere of Delano Manongs
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Saturday, July 12th, 2014 – Chicago, IL
Gallery 400 in Chicago is pleased to partner with AFIRE Chicago, Chicago Coalition of Household Workers (Latino Union), the Committee on Pilipino Issues, GK-USA Chicago Chapter, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the UIC Asian American Studies program.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, Houston, TX
As part of the 10th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American (APA) Film Festival, OCA is screening the film in a shorts program titled, “Learning From Our Past.” The film screens with Pilgrimage, Honor & Sacrifice, Someone I Used To Know and features a panel discussion on the outlook of APA Storytelling.
6pm – 10pm
Brilliart Films
10905 Bellaire Blvd., Suite C, Houston, TX 77072

Monday, May 19, Washington, DC
In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month join AFSCME, APALA, APALA DC Chapter, KAYA, and NaFFAA for a screening of the film with opening remarks by AFSCME President Lee Saunders
Washington, DC
12:45pm – 2:00pm in EDT

Friday, May 9th, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
A special presentation of The Delano Manongs with special guests. poet Eddy Gana, Johnny Itliong, and other artist activists in attendance.
Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Sunday, March 23, 2014 7:30 pm-San Francisco Bay Area, CA
WORLD PREMIERE: CAAMFest, Center for Asian American Media’s film festival is screening the film as it’s closing night Gala Presentation.  The screening along with the closing night reception is co-sponsored by Filipino Advocates for Justice, and APALA Alameda, and sponsored by Cooper, White and Cooper and Vessel Gallery.  CAAM Executive Director, Stephen Gong introduced the film and California State Assemblyman, Rob Bonta, himself a son of farmworkers said opening remarks.