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Experience a taste of home at the newly opened Jollibee in Seattle, bringing beloved Filipino flavors to the heart of the city!





Experience the authentic taste of Mexico right in the heart of Seattle with Carnitas Michoacan, where every bite is a fiesta of flavors!





Savor a delightful fusion of flavors at Bellingham's Hawaii BBQ & Noodle House, where each dish is a culinary masterpiece – an absolute must-try!





The Boat is a funky and fun Vietnamese restaurant in the International District that serves delicious fried chicken and waffles, along with refreshing drinks and salads.



EVENT COVERAGE





Evergreen Goodwill kicked off Pride Month 2024 by participating in White Center Pride, celebrating with love, empowerment, and community strength, and highlighting the spirit of unity and inclusivity that defines this vibrant community.







Evergreen Goodwill's 100th anniversary celebration was a momentous event, filled with gratitude for a century of transforming lives through sustainable retail and free job training and education.







Evergreen Goodwill's Digital Equity Bus (DEB) is a state-of-the-art mobile classroom bringing learning opportunities directly to your community.





filmmaking







Life-world Series (dir. Joni Gutierrez, 2017, 118 min.) is a profound collection of ten short film episodes that capture the essence of everyday life across various locations such as Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, mainland China, and the USA. Originally conceived as part of my PhD dissertation, this film anthology served as a means to explore the depths of human existence through the lens of cinema. Even after completing my doctorate degree, I have remained dedicated to the Life-world Series Project, continuing to create new short films under its umbrella. These films, which further expand on the themes and perspectives explored in the original series, can be found and enjoyed on YouTube. It is my hope that they provide viewers with moments of reflection and a renewed appreciation for the beauty found within the ordinary aspects of life.







In this observational documentary, Green (dir. Joni Gutierrez, 2013, 69 min.), I used the direct cinema style to refamiliarize myself with my family who immigrated to the United States eight years before the time that I was able to start visiting them. As a result of this process of behavioral study through filmmaking, this documentary intimately portrays a phenomenology of Filipino-American experience as well as my personal perspective as an outsider looking in.



In the same year that this film was released, my article "Philippines, Migration, 1948 to Present" was published in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (2013), edited by Immanuel Ness, Blackwell Publishing. It includes a significant section on Filipino Americans. Please feel free to read the article.


"... a full-length cinema verite docu, part-travelogue, part memory piece, that is so honest in its rendering, so emotional in its delivery, GREEN stands as a signature work for documenting Filipino immigrant life in America. Bravo!” - Mauro Feria Tumbocon Jr, Filipino American Cine (FACINE) Festival Director


Joni Gutierrez is listed in the Filipino American Artist Directory.