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Sa Amin (Our Place) Documentary Premiere

  • 180 mins

** We are officially sold out for advance registration! Please note that there will be limited tickets available at the door night of. ***

This program serves as part of the 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Generations of Power, presented by the Asian American Cultural Center.

Join us for the documentary premiere of Sa Amin (Our Place), a new documentary film about the Filipino community in South of Market, Co-Directed by Dyan Ruiz and Nix Guirre and Produced by [people. power. media]. The Executive Producer is SF Urban Film Fest. Enjoy a festive evening outdoors Kapwa Gardens including a live performance by Katrina Liwanag, a panel discussion with the filmmakers and stars of the documentary, and plenty of Filipino food and drink. Kapwa Gardens is outdoors and can get windy, so please dress accordingly!

Food and drink for sale 5-6 pm. The program starts promptly at 6 pm.


 Kapwa Gardens is wheelchair accessible, but the portable toilets in the garden are not. Accessible restrooms are available next door at Trellis (co-working space) at 981 Mission Street. If you need access to these restrooms while at the event, please contact Marissa Macayan at (415) 761-3664.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the event.
The “Sa Amin” film will be shown with Tagalog subtitles.

In an effort to keep our community safe during this time of pandemic, kindly stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have had possible COVID-19 exposure. Vaccines, face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Let’s continue to keep each other safe.

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This event will be photographed and video recorded for archival and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the potential of your image being shared publicly through APICC’s and SFUFF’s channels. *Only SFUFF staff can photo and video the film itself. Please refrain from capturing or sharing photos of the film.


The producers will launch a crowdfunding campaign on May 26th because this important story needs to be shared not only with the Filipino community, but with everyone so that it rightfully becomes part of the story of San Francisco. Please stay tuned for a link.

In this program

A black and white photo of an alleyway of the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco in the 70s

Sa Amin

Directed by Dyan Ruiz, Nix Guirre

Filipino community activists and multigenerational families in San Francisco’s South of Market claim a right to the city as they battle displacement caused by urban renewal, real estate speculation and tech booms, and in doing so sustain the cultural heart of the Filipino-American community.

Dates & Times


Kapwa Gardens

Thu, May 26
5:00 pm