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VC Classics

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.

Two Asian American middle-aged men, faced with the depletion of lowcost housing, find ways to survive in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Chinatown. This documentary is a poignant view of a segment of Asian American underclass rarely talked about.

  • Year
    1986
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Naomi Hirahara
  • Screenwriter
    Naomi Hirahara
  • Executive Producer
    Visual Communications
  • Cinematographer
    Jeff Chop
  • Editor
    Naomi Hirahara