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“APL SONG” FILMMAKER PREMIERES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS EQUITY
LOS ANGELES, CA – Filmmaker Patricio Ginelsa, who created the Black Eyed Peas music videos for “The Apl Song” and “Bebot”, has funded and directed a public service announcement on behalf of the National Alliance for Filipino Veterans Equity. The video entitled “FULL EQUITY NOW” can now be viewed exclusively on the Web at: http://www.kidheroes.net
The public service announcement features FAUSTINO “Peping” BACLIG, who is one of many World War II veterans fighting for equity. Baclig also made a cameo appearance in Ginelsa’s last project about the Filipino Veterans, “The Apl Song”. The Filipino Veterans Equity Act has been voted out of committee in the House of Representatives (HR 760) and the Senate (S 1315) and is now awaiting floor votes. The release of this video spot coincides with the efforts of the National Alliance for Filipino Veterans Equity (NAFVE) to spread awareness in this final push to pass the bill.
“We’re so close, we can taste it. We hope this public service announcement can reach out and mobilize our community. We need all the help we can get to make history by passing this important legislation on behalf of the brave soldiers who came before us as part of the ‘Greatest Generation’ who fought in WW II,” says Ben de Guzman, NAFVE National Campaign Coordinator.
“FULL EQUITY NOW” was produced by Ginelsa’s production company Kid Heroes Productions with assistance from donations and sales made in July 2007 through their online store. Ginelsa and the entire crew donated their time and efforts to make sure this public service announcement happened. “It’s one thing to know about an issue you feel very strongly about. I wanted to somehow push people to actively do something about it, especially now in this crucial stage.” says Ginelsa.
About the National Alliance for Filipino Veterans Equity: The NAFVE represents over 20 local, national and international organizations committed to securing full equity for Filipino World War II Veterans. More information about NAFVE and the Filipino Veterans Equity Act is available on the NAFVE Web site: http://www.nafve.org.
About Kid Heroes Productions: Los Angeles based Kid Heroes Productions is a full-service production company with a network of talented partners and freelance artists. Kid Heroes Productions has featured its work in various film festivals and worked closely with clients like the Black Eyed Peas, Native Guns, Immij, Kim del Fierro, and The Pacifics on their music videos. Kid Heroes also plays the vital role of community supporter by creating projects that engage the masses to think "outside the box". For more information on past and present projects visit www.kidheroes.net
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