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Centering the Masses: Little Tokyo Adjacent 4 – Something’s Rotten In Little Tokyo & No Vacancy

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Visual Communications will highlight its award-winning filmography of documentary, experimental, animated, and narrative films examining the relationship between APA peoples and communities. Looking at other communities of color adjacent to Little Tokyo, we will assemble a two-part program that celebrates all the aspects that make Little Tokyo a vibrant community. Moreover,  we will examine the causes that threaten it.

All events below will be at 341 FSN (341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

FREE ADMISSION. Capacity is limited. Informal seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

PROGRAM FOUR | Wednesday, May 22, 2019  |  7:30 PM

SOMETHING’S ROTTEN IN LITTLE TOKYO
(United States, 1977) Dir.: Visual Communications, project directors Duane Kubo, Eddie Wong
A VC staff production that indicts the social and market-driven forces that conspire to displace low-income Little Tokyo residents from the only homes and community they knew.
41 mins.

NO VACANCY
(United States, 1986) Dir.: Naomi Hirahara
A VC-produced documentary that profiles two Asian American middle-aged men who face the depletion of low-cost housing, forcing them to find ways to survive in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Chinatown. This documentary is a poignant view of a segment of Asian American underclass rarely talked about.
10 mins.

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

341 FSN
341 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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