Kapatid (trailer), 2016. 2:59 min.

Christine Hipolito is a first generation Filipina multi-media artist. Her current ongoing project, Kapatid (meaning, "sibling(s)" in Tagalog), a documentary series weaving together the experiences of the Filipinx diaspora, is largely inspired by Cecile Emeke's "Strolling" series. Conversations in Kapatid cover topics such as feminism, politics, mental health, Indigenous resistance in the Philippines, and assimilation. Her work has been featured at First Street Gallery in Eureka, California; SOMArts in San Francisco, California; the Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s zine; and the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in Los Angeles. Hipolito has also curated the exhibition, Know Thyself: The Inscape of Identity with the Ink People Center for the Arts at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery in Eureka, California. She received her BA in Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Hipolito currently lives and works in Tongva/Chumash territory.

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