Digital Histories 2020
- Shorts Programs
- 65 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
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, we are hosting an encore presentation of these insightful, heartfelt, and reverential 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.
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
Learn about the war memorial that honors all Japanese Americans that have sacrificed their lives in service of their country.
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 clean the city.
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.