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Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu

This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 4, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive. 

In 1932, Celine Navarro was buried alive by her own community of Filipino Americans in Northern California. Grief-stricken filmmaker Celine Parreñas Shimizu, finding kinship with Navarro’s long-lost story, exhumes her tragic life while trying to unravel the mystery of her murder. Along with the fascinating figure of Celine Navarro, this documentary paints a vivid portrait of the early Filipino migrant community struggling with widespread racism and their own poisonous misogyny. It’s a haunting and illuminating experience. — Ryan Wu

Director, Writer, Producer: Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2pm PT for C3: THE CELINE ARCHIVE, an artist conversation featuring the filmmakers and special guests. RSVPs open the Thursday before the event. Click here to learn more.

Missed the live conversation? Watch it below!



THE CELINE ARCHIVE delves not only into the life and death of its tragic subject, Celine Navarro, but also takes us on director Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s own emotional journey in making the film. Join us in a discussion with the director as she discusses her film, the research and process, and how filmmaking helped her cope with her own family tragedy. — Ryan Wu

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 1
12:00 pm


Fri, Oct 2
2:00 pm