Digital Histories 2019: Ideas, Observations, and Inspirations
- Shorts Programs
- 72 mins
Filmmakers in attendance.
H.G. Wells said that “Human history, in essence, is the history of ideas.” Digital Histories brings the unique perspectives of our older adult filmmakers and allows them to share their personal, yet universal ideas through their art. Death, camaraderie, displacement, personal passions, belonging, and the appreciation of the little things are given light through imaginative, thoughtful, and sometimes experimental ruminations on life lived today. — Joel Quizon
Co-presented with Community Partners: Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC), OCA-GLA, Tuesday Night Cafe / Tuesday Night Project
In this program
A DAY BEFORE I DIE
Directed by David Osako
A day’s reflections on the ineffable experiences of life and dying, expressed through the Japanese American director’s memories in and around Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
BUDDHAHEAD BREAKFAST CLUB
Directed by George Wada
The first wave of the third generation Japanese Americans (Sansei) linked by their shared past.
Directed by Kevin Shore
Meet Nathan Salazar, and discover the empowering world of Dragon Boat racing. See what can be accomplished when the human spirit works together as one.
Directed by Robert Shoji
GONE examines the transformation of Little Tokyo and challenges us to fight and save our community’s history and heritage before it is gone forever.
HOME IS LITTLE TOKYO
Directed by Steve Nagano
Artist Tony Osumi reveals how the Little Tokyo mural originated, the processes involved in its creation, and the story behind its images.
JAPANESE AMERICAN LEGACY ON WHEELS
Directed by Mitchell Matsumura
The third generation Japanese American car subculture that sprouted in the ’60s, blossomed into an international craze featured in movies and celebrated in Car Shows.
JUST FOR YOU
Directed by Carol Shubin
A young man questions his life’s journey searching for answers to happiness. A total stranger changes his life’s course.
Directed by Tracy Quan-Nichols
LUONG TAN, a commercial artist who lived in Vietnam during the war, now lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys helping with art classes.
MY RESILIENT 102 YR-OLD NISEI MOM
Directed by George Takaki
A 102 yr-old Nisei woman overcomes two major obstacles in her life.
SACRED RICE BLESSING
Directed by Aimee Aiko Kurland
This film explores the possible sacredness of the humble grain of rice via ancient Japanese rites.
THE LITTLE THINGS
Directed by Barbara Kagawa Shore
A day meant for cleaning the garage takes an unexpected turn when an old, forgotten box is discovered. See how a dreaded task transforms into a day of joy.
WALKING THE TALK
Directed by Fran Ito, Steve Nagano
Ann Burroughs shares her journey as a young activist in South Africa to the current President and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum.
Directed by Dean Ishida
For 15+ years, 77-year-old Flo Matsuda has organized LA-to-Vegas buses for her friends and struggles with the decision to make this beloved ritual her last.