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Directed by Robert Shoji

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

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. Her answers demonstrate her indomitable spirit despite physical frailties. Fran’s open and optimistic perspective gives us hope for the future as we persevere through difficult times.

Director: Robert Shoji

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Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of the Digital Histories program, Frances Ito. Ito, who will celebrate her 90th birthday this year, will also celebrate the world premiere of her 12th film at this year’s fest.


Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the Digital Histories world premieres center the unique voices and perspectives of older adults, and proudly shares their stories with the generations to come.

Dates & Times


Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM

Wed, May 11
5:00 pm