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Pandemic Bread

The story of a Filipina interpreter as she works with an African immigrant doctor to converse with an elderly Filipina patient in the hospital in the ICU with COVID-19. The film features the performances of Princess Punzalan, Claire Simba and Becca Godinez — a story of agency, resilience and hope.

Directors Spotlight

Zeinabu irene Davis


Zeinabu irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. Her work is passionately concerned with the depiction of women of African descent. One of her best known works is an experimental narrative exploring the psycho-spiritual journey of a woman, Cycles (1989). Her dramatic feature film entitled Compensation (1999) features two inter-related love stories offering a view of Black Deaf culture. Her most recent documentary, Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from Los Angeles (2016), won 7 awards, including the African Movie Academy Award and Best Feature Documentary & Audience Award from BlackStar.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English, Tagalog
  • Director: Zeinabu irene Davis
  • Cast: Princess Punzalan, Claire Simba, Becca Godinez
  • Cinematographer: Norbert Shieh
  • Composer: Kris Johnson
  • Editor: Rommel Andaya
  • Producer: Nicoletta Vangelisti, Christina Ree
  • Screenwriter: Story by Marivi Soliven, Screenplay by Marc Arthur Chery,
  • Sound Design: Nakul Tiruvviluamala
  • Premiere: East Coast

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