In this Tagalog lesson, Kayla will teach you conversational phrases, common expressions, and what it’s like to feel sad and trapped inside your own home.
Directed, produced, and written by Kayla Abuda Galang
About the filmmaker: Kayla Abuda Galang (she/her/hers) is a second-ish generation Filipino American making films rooted in nostalgia, everyday absurdity, and girlhood. Her short films, “Joan on the Phone”(2016) and “Learning Tagalog With Kayla” (2021), have premiered at SXSW, the latter receiving the Audience Award in the Texas Shorts Competition. Her work has also screened at festivals such as Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Oak Cliff Film Festival, and Encounters Film Festival. She is based in Austin, Texas with her partner and two cats.
Film can offer a catharsis for confronting and processing complex feelings and experiences. After a particularly distressing year…