In case you missed it, the trailer of Yellow Rose by Diane Paragas has been going around our social media feed. The film stars Miss Saigon actress, Eva Noblezada as Rose together with the Broadway star, Lea Salonga and Princess Punzalan.
The story of this upcoming movie is about the country music dreams of a young Pinay who lives in Texas. However, it was all shattered when her mom was detained by immigration authorities and forced her to find a new home.
The film came from a personal experience of the director, Diane Paragas, as a Pinay who lives in the US. She shared her experience on the movie’s official website…
After escaping Martial Law in the Philippines, my family moved to Lubbock, Texas when I was four. As the only Filipino growing up in Lubbock, I often felt alienated and I used music and art as a means of escape. It’s no coincidence that the film finally got financed in this era when anti-immigrant tensions are at an all-time high. At the same time, there is a hunger for Asian-American stories like never before.
Watch the trailer if you haven’t:
What are your thoughts on this film? Do you know anyone who might relate to this?