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Southern California Asian American Studies Central Visual Communications

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Works: 17 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 410 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Short films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives  Biographical films  Drama  Catalogs  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Most widely held works by Southern California Asian American Studies Central
Moving the image : independent Asian Pacific American media arts( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manzanar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary which captures the director's emotions upon visiting the Manzanar internment camp. As a Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American), he recalls his many childhood experiences in the concentration camp
Do 2 halves really make a whole?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various racially-mixed artists and activists relate their personal experiences as multi-racial Asian Americans
Claiming a voice : the Visual Communications story( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the more than twenty-year history of Visual Communications, the first group dedicated to filming productions by and about Asian Pacific Americans. Combining interviews with clips from over twenty Visual Communications films, this documentary traces the important role alternative media played (and still plays) in the Asian American movement which began in the late 1960's
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wong sinsaang( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A vignette of the everyday life of Frank Wong, a Chinese man who lives in the United States and works in a laundry and dry cleaners during the day, while he participates in more uplifting activities, such as painting and tʻai chi chʻüan, during his leisure time
Hito hata : raise the banner( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Several Japanese American men reminisce about their past and life in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, what life was like in the early 1900's working for the railroad, the persecution of Japanese farm laborers in the 1920's, and the Japanese evacuation in 1942
It's up to you by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows employees how to achieve greater job satisfaction and enhance their career opportunities. Stresses that getting and staying ahead in an organization is the employee's responsibility and that this can be achieved through involvement with people, the job, and the organization
Chinatown two-step( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eddie Wong documents The Los Angeles Chinese Drum and Bugle Corps as an important part of the Chinese American community in Los Angeles. From 1954 to 1976, the organization served as a place young people as well as their parents got together to rehearse for local parades. The film's interviews illustrate how the corps filled in Asian American teenagers seeking identity, and prevented some from joining gangs in the the neighborhoods surrounding Los Angeles, as well as preventing some from getting in trouble and going to prison
Hiroshima-- 20 years later( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Saxophonist Dan Kuramoto, koto player June Okida Kuramoto, and percussionist Johnny Mori recount their individual and group careers during the previous two decades and also discuss their impact on newer generastions of musical artists and community activists"--Container
Chisai samurai( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benji dreams how he rescues a princess with his samurai talents. Then, in real life he stops a purse snatcher from stealing an elderly woman's purse
Shimon = Fingerprint( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the protest of people of Korean descent living in Japan against oppressive Japanese laws and policies with regard to "non-citizens", including the alien Registration Law requiring that all "non-citizens" be fingerprinted
Viatafe = Running Waters( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man named Viatafe leaves Samoa to get an education in the United States. He lives in Los Angeles with family and works hard, but social conditions for Samoans in the U.S. make it difficult to get enough money for college tuition
Jose the artist--( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose Devega, an Asian American man, talks about his life as a professional dancer and actor and about the garden he grows in his spare time
Pieces of a dream( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immigrant farm laborers -- Chinese, Japanese, and the Filipino manongs -- came to America through Angel Island to work the land. PIECES OF A DREAM tells the story of Asian Pacific American life and history on the Sacramento River delta. The stories of Asian Americn immigrant laborers are told through a montage of voices from the past, adapted from Victor Nee and Brett de Bary's classic tome Longtime Californ'. Delta life is captured in lush, pastel colors representative of the Visual Communications style and augmented with the music of famed jazz-fusion band Hiroshima. A visit to the Locke Historic District, a town founded by Chinese immigrants shows viewers the sharp realities of the present: The crumbled wooden Chinatown looks like a quaint tourist landmark, but is revealed as low-income housing for the Delta's poor; a Japanese American farmer talks about the pressures of the large agribusiness on small farmers. PIECES OF A DREAM is written and directed by Visual Communications co-founder Eddie Wong (WONG SINSAANG, CHINATOWN 2-STEP), and is one of four productions that are regarded as "Visual Communications Classics" for their incisive, comprehensive portraits of the Asian Pacific American experience" -- DVD back cover
In movement( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Asians in America, including those from China, Japan, the Philippines, and Samoa
 
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