COVER/AGEDirected by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
- English, Tagalog, Spanish
- 25 mins
- None premiere
The Affordable Care Act denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. While laws in California have made healthcare available for undocumented young people, undocumented adults remain excluded. “COVER/AGE” follows the campaign to expand healthcare to include all people.
Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Produced by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo, Almas Sayeed, Shervan Sebastian, Sarah Dar, and Jyotswaroop Bawa
Written by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
About the filmmaker: Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is a filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. As a queer, undocumented immigrant, they dedicate their filmmaking to expand the portrayal of their community on screen. As part of the inaugural cohort of the Disruptors Fellowship, Set is developing a TV comedy pilot about undocumented-ness, race, and sex. Set directed/produced the award-winning short documentary “COVER/AGE” (2019) about healthcare expansion for undocumented adults. Set served as Impact Producer for projects such as “In Plain Sight” (2020) by renowned artists Cassils and rafa esparza, and the award-winning “Call Her Ganda” (Tribeca, 2018) by PJ Raval. Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice issues from education equity to deportation defense. They are a co-founder of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective which promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. Their work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Doc Society, Firelight Media, Open Society Foundations, among others. Above all, Set is the fruit of their parents’ sacrifices, their siblings’ resilience, and their community’s nurturing.
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