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Art & Craft

Program

Art & Craft

Ranging from a fly-fisher fighting for conservation, to a beloved L.A. Chinatown bakery, to traditional Japanese flower arranging;…
Shorts Programs

Okaeri Voices: An Oral History Project

Program

Okaeri Voices: An Oral History Project

What was it like to be gay and Japanese American decades ago? — Barney Cheng

GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH

Film

GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH

Directed by Barney Cheng
Gary, a former representative of an ex-gay ministry, explains how he became part of the LGBTQ+ community and…

IKEBANA

Film

IKEBANA

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa
A Japanese Canadian elder reconciles her past and rediscovers a small part of her heritage through traditional Japanese…

THE LOYAL BETRAYAL

Film

THE LOYAL BETRAYAL

Directed by Tom Huang
In this classic film noir, two lovers weave a web of love and betrayal at the Manzanar Japanese…

ATSUKO’S STORY

Film

ATSUKO’S STORY

Directed by William Johnston-Carter
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka's surprisingly funny coming-of-age story growing up as an undocumented immigrant from Japan.

FINDING DOHI

Film

FINDING DOHI

Directed by Amber McClure
Holding a stack of letters she cannot translate, a 3rd generation Japanese American sets out on an uplifting…

BAKEMONO

Film

BAKEMONO

Directed by Jorge Lucas, Sumire Takamatsu
After her parents tell her a scary story, a young girl invites the monster into their home.

INTERMISSION

Film

INTERMISSION

Directed by Amiahlina Figueroa
Tenants of an apartment building in San Diego share their stories of living.

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?

Film

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?

Directed by Jenny Phan, Mary McHenry
Explore what it means to be mixed-race through personal experiences and a glimpse through history.