Digital Histories 2020
- Shorts Programs
- 65 mins
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This program is available to view on the LAAPFF Facebook page from September 26, 2020 at 12pm PT to September 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT. From September 28, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT, this program is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County). Click here to watch the program in Eventive.WATCH NOW
Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the films created in Visual Communications’ Digital Histories program center the unique voices and perspectives of older adults, and proudly shares their stories with the generations to come. This year, Digital Histories will debut an insightful, heartfelt, and reverential collection of films that reflect and celebrate the ideas and values important to their creators: portraits of real life heroes and change-makers, tributes to monuments, and love letters to family history and family bonds.
Did you miss the live conversation? Watch the artist conversation featuring the filmmakers in this program below, as we discuss their creative journeys behind making their films.
In this program
A HERO’S HERO
Directed by Robert Shoji
Learn about an uncle and nephew who had shared convictions and extraordinary lives.
Directed by Patty Fong
A long distance pen-pal relationship unexpectedly evolves into something more.
FRANCIS WONG: CHINATOWN REVOLUTIONARY
Directed by Jeff Chop
An activist saxophone player uses music to stand against oppression in hopes of a better tomorrow.
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL
Directed by George Wada
There is only one war memorial that honors all Japanese Americans that have sacrificed their lives in service of their country. This is the story of how the memorial was established as an important part of the Japanese American community.
Directed by Don Bannai
A 250 year old sword is brought to the US at the end of WWII. Explore the sword’s history and learn about its second generation Japanese American caretakers for the past 75 years.
MAKE IT SPARKLE!
Directed by Steve Nagano
Hundreds of volunteers annually descend upon Little Tokyo, Los Angeles to make it sparkle.
MOTHER DAUGHTER JOURNEY
Directed by Fran Ito
A mother and daughter journey to the northern-most part of the United States and encounter nature at its best.
WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU
Directed by Barbara Kagawa Shore
Dale Inouye lived an extraordinary life until leukemia took him at age nine. The Dale M. Inouye Foundation keeps his memory alive.