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VC Presents

VC’s legacy is built upon what sets us part and what we do best: and that is our VC Archives and our Filmmaker development programs dedicated to emerging voices (AWC) and our beloved elders (Digital Histories). This section is anchored by a restoration photo sculpture, AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, by Robert A. Nakamura.

VC Presents

AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, REVISITED

Special Event

AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, REVISITED

In 1970, when Bob Suzuki from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) approached UCLA film school student and…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

Program

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary the Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists develops the next…
VC Presents

CLAIMING A VOICE: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS STORY

Film

CLAIMING A VOICE: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS STORY

Directed by Arthur Dong
Claiming A Voice: The Visual Communications Story is a one-hour documentary chronicling the twenty-year history of the first…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2021

Program

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2021

Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the Digital Histories world premieres center the unique voices and perspectives of older…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

Program

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

Digital Histories is a mechanism for Asian and Pacific Islander older adults to use their unique voices and…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

FRAN ROCKSTAR!

Program

FRAN ROCKSTAR!

Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of…
Pacific Cinewaves, VC Presents

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Film

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Directed by Takashi Fujii
Visual Communications’ landmark video docu-drama series “Hidden Treasures,” OMAI FA’ATASI profiles the Samoan American youth development organization of…
VC Presents

ONE SQUARE MILE; 10,000 VOICES

Special Event

ONE SQUARE MILE; 10,000 VOICES

This interactive documentary experience layers voices from Manzanar’s past and present over the physical landscape, and interweaves them…
VC Presents

WATARIDORI: BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Film

WATARIDORI: BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Directed by Robert Nakamura
Completed in late 1975 as his Master's Thesis project from the UCLA Film School, Robert Nakamura's WATARIDORI: BIRDS…