Award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Jethro's "My Revolutionary Mother" has been cited as the best documentary film in the Philippines for 2015 by pinoyrebyu.com and has won several Best Documentary Short awards. His currently film #MyNameIs is one of the few selected to participate in the National MediaMaker Fellowship Program 2016 of the Bay Area Video Coalition. Jethro has been awarded the Jose Sarria Honors by the International Court System for his film "50 Years of Fabulous".
A filmmaker confronts his mother, a former political activist in the Philippines, about his feelings of abandonment as a child.
#MyNameIs chronicles the fight against Facebook’s discriminatory “real name policy”; a global movement led by drag queens, domestic abuse survivors, immigrants, artists, political activists, Native Americans and the LGBTQ community, to maintain their safety and authentic identities on the world’s largest social networking platform.
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Directed & Edited by Jethro Patalinghug
Executive Produced by David Lassman
Produced by Marc Smolowitz
50 YEARS OF FABULOUS recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renowned activist, drag queen, and performer Jose Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBT life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades. Sarria was also the first openly gay man to run for political office in the United States in 1961.
From its genesis as a critical public space for the community and capacity building of LGBT San Franciscans, to its vital role in the advocacy for LGBT human rights, 50 YEARS OF FABULOUS documents the full scope of the organization’s historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance -- both in the wake of social progress it has helped foster, and in light of a newly empowered political coalition committed to rolling back a half-century of civil rights achievements.