The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and Community to Community will be hosting a free screening of the documentary film One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes. We will be joined by special guest Cindy Domingo. Cindy’s quest for justice in the murder of her brother Silme Domingo spanned a decade and ultimately became a lifetime of justice work in the Pacific Northwest.
The film documents the lives and legacy of Seattle Filipino American fishing cannery union activists—Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, who were murdered in 1981 for their union reform work. After the documentary we will have an open discussion. Their stories have influenced and inspired people throughout the Pacific Northwest for many years now—please join us in learning and honoring The Legacy of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes.
Shannon Gee has worked on a number award winning national documentaries including Conscience and the Constitution, a documentary on the Heart Mountain internment camp draft resisters, and documentaries for PBS, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel. In Seattle, she has done a number of pieces for the Wing Luke Museum, including If Tired Hands Could Talk, a documentary focusing on Seattle’s garment industry and its women workers. Shannon currently works at the Seattle Channel as Senior Producer for the Emmy award winning Community Stories, a documentary series about the diverse communities in Seattle.