LA Foodways looks at the storied agricultural history of Los Angeles to understand present food waste challenges and opportunities to bring fresh foods to urban communities.
From the importance of orange crops in the 19th century to the massive scale of food waste in the U.S., the series is a deep dive into the different manners in which local organizations are coming together to ensure the future of agriculture in the region in order to identify environmentally friendly solutions for the future.
Arthur, a young Korean-American attorney, juggles his mother’s religious extremism with his attempts to heal his brothers’ self-destructive lives. He struggles to be a good son as well as a good brother, with no one giving him an opportunity to be himself. Ultimately, he must emerge to find his own life, apart from the cultural pressures and real-life rubble from which he comes.
The Bird Who Could Fly has earned the following honors:
Asians on Film: Winner, Best Short, Best Drama, Best Ensemble and Best DirectorGreenpoint Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
First Glance Film Festival: Winner, Best Short, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best of Festival
DisOrient Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
Asian American International Film Festival: Nominee, Best Narrative Short
Action on Film Festival: Nominee, Best Actor and Best Cinematography
A Concrete River: Reviving The Waters of Los Angeles chronicles the importance of the Los Angeles River culturally, economically and ecologically.
Supported by a matching challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, this special telecast takes viewers on a historical tour of the Los Angeles River starting with the native Tongva tribes that lived along its banks before the Spanish arrived, all the way through to the present day.
Is There Hope for Planet Earth? explores the causes and long-term effects of climate change with paleoclimatologist Jess Adkins.
The short film was produced in conjunction with the world- renowned California Institute of Technology, where it was also filmed. It was acquired and aired on KCET/PBS as part of the station’s Emmy- and Peabody-awarded news program SoCalConnected.