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Kalinga (Care)

Directed by Kent Donguines

At the age of six, director Kent Donguines’ mother left him and his family to become a nanny. Years later, his film “Kalinga (Care)” shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as they struggle to reunite with their children and families.

Directed by Kent Donguines
Produced by Robin Macabulos, Kent Donguines, and Maxime Beauchamp

About the filmmaker: Kent Donguines is a Filipino-Canadian narrative and documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He produced the award-winning CBC short documentary, “This Ink Runs Deep” which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. He also wrote, directed, and produced the Telus Storyhive short film “Kalinga (Care)”, a documentary about the sacrifices Filipina nannies make to work in Canada. The short documentary had its World Premiere at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival and won the Kathleen Shannon Award from Yorkton Film Festival. Kent was one of five Canadian producers selected for the prestigious 2020/2021 Norman Jewison CFC Producers Lab. He was a finalist in the 2017 Whistler Film Festival Power Pitch Competition. He’s also an alumnus of the Telus Storyhive-Banff Fellowship, HotDocs Doc Accelerator, and Netflix-Diversity of Voices programs.

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