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Hey folks, it’s us here at Visual Communications, L.A.’s very own Asian Pacific American media arts center. In this edition, VC FILMFEST 2007 seasonal job announcements are now posted, and we wanna let you know of special programs we have lined up for February. Check it out.

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Season Job Postings Now Available
vcff07_banner Are you interested in joining a fun and energetic team who share a love for Asian pacific American cinema? Visual Communications is pleased to announce select job openings for seasonal employment as well as volunteer opportunities at VC FILMFEST 2007. Look for the official announcement, as well as downloadable job description pages, on the Visual Communications website. We are looking to assemble our 2007 team by mid-February, so be sure to apply!

Feb. 4: Tran T. Kim-Trang’s BLINDNESS SERIES

Sunday, February 4th, 2:00 PM
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 No. Central Ave., Los Angeles Little Tokyo

epilogue3.jpg Noted video artist Tran T. Kim-Trang’s groundbreaking octet of videos, THE BLINDNESS SERIES, reaches its anticipated culmination with EPILOGUE: THE PALPABLE INVISIBILITY OF LIFE (2006). Join Visual Communications and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy as the eight-part series is presented for the first time in its entirety. The World Premiere screening of EPILOGUE will be preceded by (in chronological order) ALETHEIA; OPERCULUM (1993); KORE (1994); OCULARIS: EYE SURROGATES (1997); EKLEIPSIS (1998); ALEXIA (2000); and AMAUROSIS (2002). A Q & A session with director Tran T. Kim-Trang will follow the final chapter.

For additional program information, please visit the Visual Communications website

Presented by Visual Communications and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Feb. 19: STAND UP FOR JUSTICE & 9066 TO 9/11

Monday, February 19th, 4:00 PM
James R. Armstrong Theatre, Torrance Cultural Center
3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA
FREE Admission

lazo_sm_news.jpg 2007 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the legal action that deprived more than 120,000 Japanese American their constitutional rights without due process shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942. Through theater and film, the series Works in Progress will explore the effects of this action on the Japanese American community. First in the series: a double-bill of Visual Communications/NCRR co-production STAND UP FOR JUSTICE, and 9066 TO 9/11, a new production of the Japanese American National Museum’s Frank T. Watase Media Arts Center.

For information on this screening visit or visit Works in Progress series:; click to: Work in Progress


Groundbreaking Pilot Set for New England, East Coast
If you haven’t yet seen Eric Byler’s witty television pilot MY LIFE DISORIENTED, then what are you waiting for??? From now through the wee hours of Monday morning, you can still see it if you are in the Boston/Vermont/New Hampshire, Washington DC and St. Louis areas. For more info, click here.


Sundance, Slamdance APA Artists Feted Jan. 20 through 22
Finally, if you’re planning to attend the Sundance or Slamdance Film Festivals this week (or if you’re already there and reading this announcement), check out the activities that Visual Communications, the Center for Asian American Media, Assian CineVision, San Diego Asian Film Foundation, Process Space Consulting, David Magdael & Associates, Inc., and the APA First Weekend Club have lined up in support of recognizing our own at Park City, Utah. Details here, so be sure to check it all out!

Visual Communications is the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding through the education, production, presentation and preservation of works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. For more information about Visual Communications, please visit Thanks for supporting our activities, we’ll see you all at the movies!

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