Monday Nite VC: Which Way, Little Tokyo?
- Special Presentations
- 60 mins
Post-WWII community “re-development” initiatives have created waves of disruption, casting the vitality of Los Angeles Little Tokyo in doubt. In the VC CONNECT program “Which Way, Little Tokyo?” curated in cooperation with the Little Tokyo Community Impact Fund and featuring many highlights from our Digital Histories production program for older adults, we cast an observant eye on our community-builders and institutions that no longer exist, and hold out hope for a brighter future. Click here to watch the films.
The films featured in this program are:
- 1970s: THE FIGHT FOR LITTLE TOKYO (2019) by Visual Communications
- FINDING OUR PLACE (2007) by Chicky Otani
- GONE (2019) by Robert Shoji
- HOME IS LITTLE TOKYO (2019) by Steve Nagano
- KATO SEWING MACHINE STORE (2011) by Hideko Ibaraki
- LITTLE TOKYO TOWER (2010) by Hideko Ibaraki
- NO VACANCY (1986) by Noami Hirahara
- THE UYEDA FAMILY (2005) by Genevieve Lew
- THE UYEDA FAMILY: GROWING UP IN JAPANESE TOWN (2009) by Genevieve Lew
- DOWNTOWN L.A. COMMUNITY HEALTH DAY (1971) by Visual Communications
After watching the films above, join us on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 4pm PT for a Monday Nite VC conversation featuring Bill Watanabe of the Little Tokyo Community Impact Fund, Digital Histories filmmakers Robert Shoji and Steve Nagano, and other special guests as they highlight measures being undertaken by stakeholders to advocate for long-term solutions to protect the character and legacy of Little Tokyo. Click here to RSVP for the webinar.