COMMUNITY TREASURES Set for Dec. 2 as Part of TAKACHIZU Gathering Space

COMMUNITY TREASURES Set for Dec. 2 as Part of TAKACHIZU Gathering Space

As part of the ongoing community gathering space TAKACHIZU, Visual Communications will present a two-part screening series to share just some of its award-winning filmography. To wrap up: a Dec. 2 program of lovingly preserved home movies that observes the development of Little Tokyo during two different periods of its ongoing history.

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Senior in Motion: Digital Histories Fellow Michi Tanioka

Senior in Motion: Digital Histories Fellow Michi Tanioka

A veteran of the Digital Histories program since 2006, Michi Tanioka has produced a body of documentary works that comment incisively on the world in which older Asian Pacific Americans find themselves. In an interview with Visual Communications Development Associate Connie Oh, Michi talks about her latest film IT AIN'T HEAVEN, BUT CLOSE 'NUFF, and the challenges of negotiating life in one's Golden Years.

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Never Too Old: Digital Histories Fellow Fran Ito

Never Too Old: Digital Histories Fellow Fran Ito

While not one of the original set of fellows who signed on for the Digital Histories program at its inception in 2004, Fran Ito's many short documentaries have proven to be among the most-anticipated offerings at recent editions of The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. How does a woman in her mid-80s keep "pushing the envelope?" In this conversation with Visual Communications Development Associate Connie Oh, Fran shares her perspectives on being creative long into her retirement years, and intimates that there is lots more up her sleeve...

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