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“Curiosity, Adventure & Love” Documentary Screening with Director Sunshine Lichauco de Leon
- Sunshine Lichauco de Leon (Director and Freelance Journalist)
Curiosity, Adventure & Love weaves together 3 threads — the life of a 105-year-old American who journeys to the Philippines alone in the 1930’s at age 18, the history of the country that she has witnessed, and the wisdom of a woman whose indomitable spirit has inspired the thousands who have known her.
Sitting in her 250-year old Spanish colonial home, Jessie Lichauco shares stories of a life guided by fate, wherein she was granted a front row seat to the Philippine colonial government lobbying for independence. Her conviction to help her fellow man led her to be granted Philippine citizenship for her profound contributions to the Filipino people. Bridging the past, the present and future, it’s an amazing journey of love and finding home, of the cruelty of war and occupation, and of the rebuilding of a nation while living a life that restores faith in the power of our own humanity.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with Director and Freelance Journalist Sunshine Lichauco de Leon.
Language: English with Japanese subtitles.
Sunshine Lichauco de Leon
Director and Freelance Journalist
Sunshine Lichauco de Leon is a freelance journalist based in Manila, Philippines. She has written for international media including The Guardian, Forbes Asia, CNN.com, Los Angeles Times, NBCnews.com and USA Today. Sunshine has also reported on public radio programs such as PRI/BBC’s “The World”, NPR’s “Newscasts” and BBC’s Outlook. When not reporting, she has worked as a local producer for foreign documentary teams on projects for BBC Radio, Australia’s SBS, Europe’s Arte Channel, and America’s PBS, and as a fixer for foreign TV news media, including CNN International and NBC News. “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” is her first film.