Presented by Visual Communications, CENTERING THE MASSES is a series of free pop-up events and programs at 341 FSN, in the heart of Los Angeles Little Tokyo’s historic district. This nine-week series running from April 5th to May 30, 2019 will bring together artists, cultural workers, entertainment professionals, and civic personalities to celebrate and explore all the ways that motion pictures and media artworks impact our lives. Through intimate conversation, screenings, and visual art presentations, this project will be a space to address the current realities of a community that sits at the crossroads of shifting racial, generational, and economic conditions.
Join us for the following events during Festival Week.
Gallery Exhibit “OUT OF THE SHADOWS” at 341 FSN will also be open for viewing.
To learn more about CENTERING THE MASSES, visit vcmedia.org/centerthemass.
FREE PROGRAM | A revival screening as tribute to the late Dawn Mabalon, featuring a panel discussion on the impact of the film and the legacy of Dawn’s work.View purchasing options for BEATS, RHYMES, AND RESISTANCE Revival: Dawn Mabalon Tribute Learn More
FREE PROGRAM | The “power of place” endures in this collection from past editions of Visual Communications/DISKovery Center filmmaking initiative for older adults, Digital Histories.View purchasing options for Remember When It Was Like This? Learn More
FREE PROGRAM | As a pioneer in small-format, community-based mediamaking during the 1980s, Visual Communications supported a new generation of emerging artists who lacked the access to a traditional film school program.View purchasing options for Super ‘80s: Greatest Hits From VC’s Filmmakers Development Program Learn More
FREE PROGRAM | The ongoing legacy of Visual Communications’ vanguard Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Artists placed a great emphasis on “emerging” artists. Many of these then-budding filmmakers had never handled a motion picture camera before undertaking the Fellowship.View purchasing options for Documentally Minded Learn More
FREE PROGRAM | One of the crown jewels of Visual Communications' landmark video docu-drama series "Hidden Treasures," OMAI FA'ATASI profiles the Samoan American youth development organization of L.A.'s South Bay communities, and unveils the history of Samoan migration to America.View purchasing options for OMAI FA'ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA Learn More