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Jethro Patalinghug

(They, them, theirs)
San Francisco, CA US
Jethro Patalinghug is a Filipino non-binary multidisciplinary artist, documentary filmmaker, and queer immigrant activist based in San Francisco, California.


Jethro Patalinghug is a Filipino non-binary documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. They are currently a fellow for the DOCNY’s Storytelling Incubator 2022 and as well as Film Independent's CNN Docu-Series Intensive for the film The Long Rescue. Their first feature documentary film 50 Years of Fabulous was the opening film at QDocs 2018 Film Festival in Portland, Oregon and an official selection to Frameline42. Jethro was a fellow for BVAC’s National Media Maker 2016 for his documentary film #MyNameIs. They were the featured filmmaker for APAture 2015, the oldest Asian American Arts Collective Festival in the US. They are currently the Associate Creative Director of Filipino Arts Cinema International. They currently serve as one of board of directors for the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA). Jethro is also known as the drag persona “Virginia Please” on TikTok and teaches indigenous, black and brown queer and trans representation.