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Boxed

A Filipina sends care packages to family in the Philippines, as a part of the wider "balikbayan" phenomenon that encapsulates an immigrant's longing for home and desire to share the American dream.

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Created by Nicole Mairose Dizon
Lead Actors Marcelina RodriguezAnthony OcampoSylvia Dizon
Key Crew Nicole Mairose Dizon

Genre:

Documentary and Reality

To cope with homesickness, a Filipino grandmother in Los Angeles spends her savings on annual care packages for family in the Philippines. Over a month, she scours for the best deals at stores to buy necessities and ship boxes in time for Christmas. Though she feels grateful for her time in America, she must decide if she can live much longer away from her family.