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FANHS Sonoma County
18229 Railroad Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476

Item No: FSC001

Price: $20

Remembering Our Manongs (Elders): Sonoma County's Filipino History (DVD)


This feature length documentary film explores the history of the earliest Filipino immigrants in Sonoma County. Mostly single young men, they began arriving in California in the 1920s. The manongs' (elders) story is one of tenacity and endurance coupled with an extraordinary sense of community. In the film, their inspirational story is told by surviving family members, descendants of former employers, and other key figures in Sonoma County. Sponsored in part by the California Council for the Humanities, the film was produced in 2008 by a core team of mostly Filipina Americans impassioned with the determination to ensure that the manongs will always be remembered.

Item No: FSC002

Price: $25

Manila Men in the New World - Filipino Migration to Mexico and the Americas from the Sixteenth Century


The Filipino Diaspora is at least 400 years old. For two and a half centuries, Filipinos by the hundreds traveled yearly to the Americas, with many electing to stay and find a new life. Branded as the Manila Men, the chief means of their migration was the Manila galleon, also known as nao de China, that sailed between the Philippines and Mexico to deliver Asian goods in exchange for silver from the Americas and other products from the New World. The book is written by Floro L. Mercene, columnist, who began a personal quest in the 80s and 90s to research the history of the Manila Men and their descendants.

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