Our Torrance Farm – Life Before Lynwood
Directed by Gerald Chow
Ed Kanemoto describes his idyllic life growing up on a farm in Torrance, California in the late 1940s and ’50s. He and his family eventually left their farm because of rapidly encroaching housing developments in the area, and relocated to Lynwood, California, where they opened a gardening and nursery business.
Gerald (Gerry) Chow was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Lynwood, California with 2 older brothers and 2 younger sisters. His family ran produce businesses at various times in Whittier, Norwalk, and Compton. He graduated from UCLA and UCSF.
Producer: Gerald Chow
Director: Gerald Chow
Writer: Elaine Chow
Composer: Ed Kanemoto
Editors: Christine Bacareza Balance, Elaine Chow, Michi Tanioka, Glen Kanemoto
Photographer: Debbie Yee
Interviewee: Ed Kanemoto
Shorts Programs / 60 minsThe stories from the past, help inform the future. The Digital Histories program engages the passion of our elders to tell their stories and learn the craft of filmmaking. This year the Digital Histories filmmakers not only told their stories through the documentary form but as well as experimental and narrative shorts. - Gary Gabisan
Preceded by: A Step Forward
In This Program: Stop And Smell The Roses, A Matter of Truth, In Plain Sight, Returning to Heart Mountain, With a Little Help From My Friend, Wasteful, Inside Nihon Buyo, Tiffany – The Art of Coming Out, My Chinese Southern Roots – Before Lynwood, Our Torrance Farm – Life Before Lynwood