Angel Velasco-Shaw

Angel Velasco Shaw is an independent film/video maker, educator, freelance curator, and cultural organizer.

Velasco Shaw was the originator and project director for the Vestiges of War 1899-1999: The Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath. She is co-editor of the anthology, Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream; 1899-1999. She co-curated Empire and Memory: Repercussions and Evocations of the 1899 Philippine-American War, a film/video exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

Velasco Shaw was the acting executive director of the non-profit Asian American media arts organization, Asian CineVision from 2000-2001. She has participated in numerous conferences and cultural events in the Philippines, conducted media workshops in the Philippines and Laos, and in Filipino American communities nationwide. In addition, she has curated art and media exhibitions for 456 Gallery/Chinese Arts Council, Asian American Arts Centre, Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Festival, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Asian American Video Festival for CUNY-TV, Donnell Media Library and the New Museum and University Settlement.

The Momentary Enemy (2008)


The Momentary Enemy takes a critical comparative look into the way mass media has represented the Philippine-American War, Vietnam and Iraq Wars since the turn of the century to present day. The video includes compelling interviews with Professors Moustafa Bayoumi, Reynaldo Ileto, Marilyn Young, Howard Zinn, writer and activist Ninotchka Rosca, and anti-Iraq war protesters in New York City. This film raises the question, “Hasn’t America been in this position before.

Writer | Director

Asian Boys (1999)


11 newly out gay Asians recount stories from their past that describe the formation of their attitudes toward race and sexual identity.


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