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  • Amy Oden, Director/Producer

Two Filipino-American are preparing dishes in the kitchen.

About the Project

Calasag follows two first-generation Filipino-American entrepreneurs , exploring culture and identity through cuisine, as they work to bring Filipino food traditions to Baltimore.

Maryrose and Dylan worked together as Calasag for two years. This pop-up restaurant in Baltimore City enabled a passion for Filipino cuisine to connect both young chefs with their heritage. The business grew over the years, but but was ultimately shuttered during the pandemic of 2020. This documentary, originally intended to be a feature, chronicles part of their journey, as they sought to learn more about their food culture and legacy.