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Comedian’s film shines spotlight on Daly City, Filipino culture

CBS News — 22.7.2022

Seattle comedian Jo Koy spoke out Friday about the importance of Filipino representation in movies as he was awarded the key to his character’s hometown ahead of the release of his new movie set in Daly City.

“I am going to put this on my keychain,” said comedian Jo Koy receiving the keys to the city of Daly City for setting his new movie “Easter Sunday” there and for putting an almost entirely Filipino-American cast on the big screen.

“When my mom came to this country there was absolutely no representation. There was no Google, there was no Facebook, there was no Instagram – she had to find her community,” he said.

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