Image Description: Street scene from the 1970s in black and white, and below it is another street scene from the present day San Francisco's South of Market in color.

World Premiere of “Sa Amin”

Join us for the world premiere for “Sa Amin”, a new documentary film by the directors Dyan Ruiz and Nix Guirre, and produced by the SF Urban Film Fest. 

The South of Market is seen as a center for tech and tourism in San Francisco, but the filmmakers of “Sa Amin” invite you to see the neighborhood through the eyes of four Filipinas who have made it their home. The film looks past the office towers and tourist attractions to the neighborhood that is home to Filipino families and their support network of nonprofits and cultural institutions. For over 100 years, the area has been an important landing place for Filipino immigrants, who have fought to stay in the neighborhood, despite urban renewal demolishing entire city blocks and real estate speculation driving displacement. Rare archival footage, some never seen by the public, and interviews with community stalwarts, are woven into the stories of present-day, everyday heroines, Teresa Dulalas, Tina Alejo, Janine LaCap, and Mary Ann Masagca.


Nix Guirre
Dyan Ruiz
Joseph Smooke
Rachel Lastimosa
Fay Darmawi
Kristal Çelik


The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is an intergenerational, multi-racial, cross-disciplinary collective of curators and producers leveraging the power of storytelling to create just and equitable cities. Our team includes urban planners, filmmakers, housing activists and academics. Together we produce an annual film festival, convene storytelling workshops, and partner with community organizations to create multi-phase storytelling projects to achieve narrative, social and spatial justice.

Learn more and donate at
@sfurbanfilmfest @femme.fwd @faymawi @peoplepowermedia @somapilipinas


Food and drink for sale 5-6 pm. The program starts promptly at 6 pm.

May 26, 2022 at 5:00pm - 8pm
Kapwa Gardens
967 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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Accessibility & Consent

 Kapwa Gardens is wheelchair accessible, but the portable toilets in the garden are not. Accessible restrooms are available next door at Trellis (co-working space) at 981 Mission Street. If you need access to these restrooms while at the event, please contact Marissa Macayan at (415) 761-3664.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the event.

In an effort to keep our community safe during this time of pandemic, kindly stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have had possible COVID-19 exposure. Vaccines, face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Let's continue to keep each other safe.

If you require any special accommodations or assistance, please contact [email protected].

This event will be photographed and video recorded for archival and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the potential of your image being shared publicly through APICC's channels.