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We present these films produced by Visual Communications as a reflection of our American histories and experiences. From jazz fusion and marching bands, to hula and kite making, these stories reflect our contributions to American cultures. Click here to learn more about our VC Archives, one of the largest photographic and moving image archives on Asian Pacific experiences in America.

One of the crown jewels of Visual Communications’ landmark video docu-drama series “Hidden Treasures,” OMAI FA’ATASI profiles the Samoan American youth development organization of L.A.’s South Bay communities, and unveils the history of Samoan migration to America. Offering a crucial voice to the perspectives and aspirations of Samoan American youths and young adults, OMAI FA’ATASI provides a glimpse into a largely misunderstood community whose members strive to become integrated into American society without losing their traditions and values.

  • Year
    1978
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Takashi Fujii
  • Executive Producer
    Visual Communications