A CENTENARIAN PLUS SIX
Directed by Michi Tanioka
Lillian Wong was born in 1912. Applying to college, her heart was set on attending USC and her father decided to pay the higher tuition to educate a “girl.” At USC, the Chinese Women’s Club invited Chinese men from Cal Tech and that is when Lillian’s life became more interesting.
The year 2006 marked the start of a decade of excitement and creativity as a senior filmmaking student. Always aiming to make socially relevant films, (e.g. female sexuality, homosexuality, Japanese internment into U.S. concentration camps), I feel that I have an important body of work as my legacy to society.
Director: Michi Tanioka
Writer: Michi Tanioka
Producer: Michi Tanioka
Shorts Programs / 107 minsVisual Communications' Digital Histories program engages the passion of our elders to tell their stories in movie form. This year the seniors transformed an illness into a triumphant narrative, unearthed a forgotten jazz club in Little Tokyo, and explored how the first Japanese American Buddhist Taiko group came to be. - Gary Gabisan
In This Program: ABANDONED FABRIC, THE ARTS DISTRICT WITHOUT ARTISTS, A CENTENARIAN PLUS SIX, DANCING THROUGH LITTLE TOKYO, THE FINALE CLUB, HOLIDAY BOWL, JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS, GIVING IS AN ADDICTION, NOTE TO SELF, “ON MY HONOR…” BILL SHISHIMA VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE, RAY ROCKS WITH HAIR, TAP, AND HIP-HOP, SAY YES TO YOUR HEART, TAIKO REFLECTIONS, THE TRAVELING RICE POT, WITHIN THE OPEN DOORS OF A SHINTO CHURCH IN BOYLE HEIGHTS