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Lea Salonga’s film about undocumented Filipinos now available for global streaming

Philstar — 21.1.2021

Lea Salonga in a scene from “Yellow Rose”

MANILA, Philippines — Just in time for the presidency of Joe Biden, who is reversing the anti-immigrant policies of his predecessor Donald Trump, an award-winning film that features the plight of Filipino immigrants living in the United States is about to premiere in the Philippines.

The musical film titled “Yellow Rose” stars Grammy-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress Eva Noblezada, alongside Lea Salonga and Princess Punzalan.

“’Yellow Rose’ is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known,” reads the film’s official synopsis.

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