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Arvin and Perla met two months ago in an online dating website. They're both young, both Filipino, but are otherwise quite different.

He is new to America, a traditional man of the old ways, while she is a home-grown American girl, very "western." He is funny and sometimes awkward. She is sweet and likes to party.

Tonight will be their first date and the first time they've met face-to-face. A budding photographer, Arvin is bringing his camera. He takes a lot of photos, mostly of Perla.

Will their online friendship blossom into a full romantic relationship? Will Arvin have the courage to take Perla out dancing? Will Arvin become a professional photographer?

Or is this seemingly simple short film about something entirely different?

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Pictures of Perla • L.D. Harrod
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