Maya Santos of FFF and Tim Bevins of Global Green USA join forces to present a free public workshop on Urban Design as a form of playful positive change-making in Little Tokyo. RSVP HERE for this workshop among many others at FandangObon Saturday, Oct 21, 10-3pm at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.
Our collaborators, Los Angeles Conservancy, successfully raised funds to continue the LGBTQ Historic Places series we began earlier this year which featured on KCET's Lost L.A. We are looking forward to continue this crucial work with their amazing team and happy to see the greater L.A. Community respond in support of this effort. Our goal is to extend the series enough for broadcast. CLICK HERE for more info and to donate. Thank you, Los Angeles!
In preparation for Bronzeville, Little Tokyo, we co-hosted WALKING BRONZEVILLE, a walking tour/discussion with Eric Brightwell of Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography and Michael Okamura of Little Tokyo Historical Society. Based on the findings from this walk and continued research, Eric Brightwell wrote EXPLORING BRONZEVILLE... READ MORE
In our second installment of FfF interactive, we partner up with Visual Communications in presenting BRONZEVILLE, LITTLE TOKYO, a 2-day multi-media site-specific presentation as part of the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! On APRIL 29 - 30th, join us in Little Tokyo on Historic First Street North highlight a vibrant moment in the 40's when Little Tokyo was known as Bronzeville... READ MORE.
In our second collaboration with Los Angeles Conservancy, we created a pilot mini-series highligthing three significant places in Los Angeles LGBTQ History. Released in partnership with KCET on Lost LA, these films are also screening with panel discussions curated by LA Conservancy as part of an ongoing effort to preserve these stories.
We are proud to announce the public release of WALKING WITH GRACE, a short 360º video documentary that highlights Little Tokyo places and streets through the perspective of Grace Chikui, a blind woman and long-time resident.
In April 2017, FFF Interactive II features Bronzeville, Little Tokyo, the little known history from 1941-1943, when Little Tokyo was known as Bronvzeville. Utilizing 360 Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping, "Bronzeville, Little Tokyo" will highlight the rich history of jazz music, Breakfast Clubs and places that changed temporarily for 3 short years during the internment of the Japanese community.
Digital Histories is one of Visual Communication's long-standing programs dedicated to teaching Seniors how to make documentaries. This year VC received a Cal Humanities grant to create a place-based thematic program and invited us to join them to help teach. We are more than excited and honored to help guide these students in making their own media about places! In the end, their work will screen at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Founded in 1970, VC has been a pioneer in the development of Asian Pacific American film, video, and media. Learn more HERE.
Shelter LA: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles features single and multi-family housing proposals in two of the city’s most fertile new development zones: the Wilshire Corridor, where a new subway extension will reach miles to the west; and the Los Angeles River, where a more than billion-dollar restoration is catalyzing a surge of new buildings.
FfF was invited to help contextualize these sites and pose our own question:
"How do people relate / adjust / adapt / coexist with a street and a river in flux? "
Shelter LA is on view now until November 6. Watch the full video HERE.
Opening the film will be a screening of "JEEPNEY", a 2015 remix of an FfF collaboration with Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) and My HiFi in Historic Filipino Town & "DROGA" (2014), one of by Miko Revereza.
Join FORM follows FUNCTION at Echo Park Film Center on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm for a special screening of a select short videos created with FfF collaborators and friends. Among the many videos shared will be early and recent works including the premiere of Olvera Street . For more info visit EPFC.
We are delighted to announce that our short, "ONE DAY IN L.A.: THE FUTURE OF UNION STATION", will be screening in the 2014 L.A. NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL as part of the Architecture Short Film Series.
The National Asian Pacific Islander Historic Preservation Forum (APIAHiP) is a network of Preservationists working to preserve historic cultural sites specific to APIA communities throughout the U.S. Territories. FfF is delighted to join this year's forum in Washington DC to help document the tremendous work in this network and contribute to the dialogue.
Fresh off the chopping block are three videos for Skid Row Housing Trust featuring their Peer Advocacy Program. This documentary project follows the lives of four individuals who have transitioned from homelessness to living and working in Skid Row, helping others stabilize into housing and health.
Stay tuned for the release of these new videos coming soon!
Joel Quizon, Director & Maya Santos, Co-cinematographer/Editor, joined Susie Ibarra, Project Director, and Master Artist, Danny Kalanduyan in NY this July for a special screening of THE COTABATO SESSIONS at the Asia Society as part of the Asian American International Film Festival.
THE COTABATO SESSIONS is a project in collaboration with Song of the Bird King, LLC and Susie Ibarra, recording and documenting the music of Maguindanaon artists from a family of Master Musicians in Cotabato City, Philippines.