“A PEACEFUL RIOT” RELEASE PARTY

(2009) TRT: 4 Min. April 25, 2009 – Release party for “…A Peaceful Riot..” EP by Fatgums (fatgums.blogspot.com) & Bambu (bambu.la) at the Beatrock flagship store (beatrock.com) in Long Beach, CA.  Also the premiere of The Park’s Finest BBQ rig (facebook.com/pages/The-Parks-Finest/92375843344). Performances by Power Struggle, The Aesthetics Crew, The Committee and The CounterParts Crew.

GEOLOGIC AT PEOPLE POWER TOUR

(2006) TRT: 11 Min. On Mother’s Day 2008 the People Power Tour featuring emcees Geologic of Blue Scholars and Kiwi came to the Knitting Factory in LA. Proceeds from the 3 week tour will support Bayan USA’s campaign advocating for social justice and democracy in the Philippines.

BAMBU – CHAIRMAN MAO (LIVE)

(2007) TRT: 3 Min. April 29, 2007 – Bambu’s live performance of “CHAIRMAN MAO” at KmB’s Block Party in Echo Park, Los Angeles.

BREAKFAST AT TAK’S

(2006) TRT: 11 Min. Breakfast at Tak’s is a small project I did on one of my favorite places to eat in LA. As a Japanese American growing up on the westside, one of my favorite childhood memories is ordering fried rice at the Holiday Bowl and wondering how they get the rice in a perfect mound. While the Holiday Bowl has been long gone it’s legacy still lives on at Tak’s Coffee Shop!

PEOPLE CALL ME EDDIE

(2005) TRT: 4 Min. A true community documentarian, Eddie Oshiro was the hardest working photographer in Little Tokyo that you never heard of.  Visual Communications has recently launched a project to archive and digitize Eddie’s massive photo collection.  This video was shot by Sheri Kamimura and produced by the Downtown Community Media Center. 

LITTLE TOKYO REC. CENTER

(2005) TRT: 5 Min. This video was made in 2005 to help promote and raise funds for the Little Tokyo Rec. Center campaign.  The project has made a lot of progress since then and has been renamed Budokan of Los Angeles.  Please visit their website to find out more: http://reccenter.ltsc.org

MARCH RAIN

(2003) TRT: 11 Min. This is something I did a while back… On a rain-drenched March 15, 2003, Asian Pacific Americans in Los Angeles joined millions worldwide to protest the invasion of Iraq. This lyrical video shows the often overlooked Asian American contingent in the anti-war movement.

JAPAN TSUNAMI MEMORIAL

(2011) TRT: 2 Min. LOS ANGELES—The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo held a hope and memorial service on Thursday, March 17, 2011, for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

JACCC 30th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

(2010) TRT: 6 Min. This is a video I made for the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to celebrate their 30th anniversary.  For the past 30 years the JACCC has been one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.