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Artist films Filipino immigrant life in Canada’s Peace Region

/ 08:35 AM January 27, 2023

Ovvian Castrillo Hill produced the documentary series EX-SITU about the history of the Filipino community in Canada’s Peace region. YOUTUBE

Ovvian Castrillo Hill produced the documentary series EX-SITU about the history of the Filipino community in Canada’s Peace region. YOUTUBE

Ovvian Castrillo-Hill, 50, of Fort St. John, British Columbia finished a documentary series on the history and experiences of the Filipino community in Canada’s Peace region.

For her series, EX-SITU: Thriving In Our New Bayan, Castrillo-Hill interviewed individuals on their new lives in Canada.

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She is moving on to a new project as she was again selected through the Telus STORYHIVE Voices program for emerging content creators.

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Her second EX-SITU (meaning living and thriving in a place that’s not one’s habitat) series, EX-SITU Interaction, will focus on how Filipinos adapt to a new cultural environment.

Castrillo-Hill’s first EX-SITU series has eight episodes. EX-SITU Interaction will have six 25-minute episodes.

The Filipinos make up the largest group of immigrants in the Peace Region, and Castrillo-Hill, a first-time filmmaker, said she thinks it’s important that Filipino Canadians feel seen and heard, according to AlaskaHighwaysNews.com.

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