SM Supermalls in partnership with the Commission on Filipino Overseas Workers held the Global Pinoy Cineforum at SM Cinemas nationwide recently. The films Rigodon and Fidel aimed to increase public awareness in various issues concerning migration, intermarriage and existing government policies and programs directed against illegal recruiment, documentation, fraud, and human trafficking.

At SM City Bacolod, around 800 students from Bacolod City College and VMA Global College watched at SM Cinema 4. The event was part of the celebration of Overseas Filipino Workers' International Migrants Day. 

Rigodon follows the the spiritual journeys of three Filipino immigrants in New York City whose lives intertwine in the age of racial profiling and economic crackdowns. Amado, the fighter, too old to continue boxing in his native land, came to the US to battle the harsh conditions every migrant faces as he dreams of the family he left behind. Salome, the dreaming war-bride, has been wed to her American for ten years but visions haunt her as she pursues her American dream. Dante, the rebel- poet, has been helping his fellow immigrants over a decade. Their stories unfold in poetic cinematic language as the film meditates on the beauty and horror that is the American dream. Meanwhile, Fidel which was played by Lance Raymundo is about an OFW in the Middle East raped and abused by his male employer.

SM Supermalls thru the SM Cares program has launched 25 Global Pinoy Centers located all over the country where SM malls operate. The center allows members the convenience of a place to relax in between shopping. It also provides easy access to the different financial services such as Money Remittancepickup even on weekends and holidays.
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