SOMA PILIPINAS

In collaboration with SOMA Pilipinas (SP), the SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is working with on Story As A Claim to Place: SOMA Pilipinas Is Here!, a project which will use archival research, film screenings, panel discussions, and placemaking to foster a public conversation around redevelopment and its impact on the Filipino community in San Francisco, specifically within the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District. The project includes community involvement in the production and use of a new short documentary to tell the story of community resistance to redevelopment and cultural resurgence in the Yerba Buena area of the South of Market district of San Francisco. The project activities also include conversations in the community and with other cultural arts organizations to determine how we might use the documentary and the storytelling process to effectively implement SP’s  Cultural Housing Heritage Economic Sustainability Strategy (CHHESS), a plan that is awaiting approval by the City on behalf of the District. SOMA Pilipinas

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