The Philippines and the United States – and other nations where the Filipino Diaspora live and work – similar challenges and milestones. From pressing issues of extrajudicial killings, racial discrimination, environmental degradation, extremism and terrorism, to sustaining feats of economic growth, technology, cultural identification, and agricultural advancement. How are these realities affecting us as multi-cultural nations? Who represents, filters, informs us about these challenges and issues? We talk to filmmakers who’ve confronted these issues head on, whether in the US or the Philippines and hear how current events have shaped and informed their storytelling.