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Gene Cajayon in The Debut

The Debut

2000 R

Talented high school senior Ben dreams of going to art school, much to the dismay of his strict immigrant father. The struggle between his family's Filipino traditions and his own American dreams explodes on the night of his sister's 18th birthday party, when he's pressured by family to attend the event instead of hanging with his white friends.