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, some veterans of the program and others brand new to the medium. Despite the year in lockdown and the continued safety measures, these filmmakers were undeterred and managed to create works that highlight their creativity, thoughtfulness, humor, and commitment to telling their stories. These films are testaments to a year of reflection and survival, informed by experience, and infused by the individual spirit of each of their creators. — Joel Quizon
For Vietnamese immigrants, recent events in Afghanistan bring back vivid memories of escaping the fall of Saigon.
A young girl searches for her estranged father to see if he loves her.
Learn about Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, the “Chicano Culture Sculptor.”
Age takes its toll on us all, affecting the choices we make and the actions we take.
With her infectious laugh and great sense of humor, Pearl Harbor survivor Fran Ito answers a series of questions designed to reveal her outlook on life.
Learn about Trace Tres Fukuhara, an artist known for the Pacific Wind Sculpture Garden in Long Beach, California.
A music video featuring archival photos and personal photos.
When the Fong family is threatened by uncertainty and unrest, they make the best of the situation by sending their children to another country.
An argument for the removal of the name “Fletcher Bowron” from a public square in Los Angeles.
Using 50 year old 8mm film, a family’s story and immigration narrative are explored in this intergenerational conversation.
During a global pandemic, Fran finds a way to enjoy life and celebrate her 88th birthday.