TALK: Vietnamese New Wave: Then and Now presented by DJ Lani Love & Elizabeth Ai
DJ Lani Love and filmmaker Elizabeth Ai will discuss the director’s current project, New Wave Documentary, a film documenting and preserving the sociocultural influence and impact of the popular 80s music genre, New Wave, on the Vietnamese Diaspora. Their conversation will explore the origins of Vietnamese New Wave and its cultural significance, then and now.
WORKSHOP: Creation Stories of the Los Angeles Basin presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the NEA BIG Read, featuring Meztli Projects
Through a land acknowledgment exercise, viewers will learn some of the original names of the cities and communities in Los Angeles. The creation stories of the Los Angeles Basin will be led by Meztli Projects guest Elder Alan Salazar (Tataviam/Chumash) who will share from his new book Tata, the Tataviam Towhee, a nature story illustrated by Mona Lewis using pigments made from rocks and soil collected in Tataviam territory.
FILM PREMIERE: Changing Landscapes presented by AKP Recordings
The experimental documentary short Changing Landscapes (Isle of Eigg) by multidisciplinary art studio Arthur King was filmed in the Scottish Hebrides. The process, or artistic methodology, of the Changing Landscapes series is focused primarily on field recordings and is the unchanging framework that allows the location to serve as the focus of the art. Watch the trailer. The film will be available for viewing on-demand April 15–30, 2021, at olav.grandparkla.org.