KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS, GIVING IS AN ADDICTION
Directed by Tracy Quan-Nichols
After volunteering to make costumes for her son’s school theatre production, a returning Digital Histories filmmaker learns that it is never too late to give.
Tracy Quan-Nichols is ethnically Chinese and born in Vietnam. Growing up in Da Nang, she lived in a tight Chinese community –attending Chinese school and learning Chinese, Vietnamese, and some English. Life was great…until the Vietnam War. Along with her family, Tracy luckily escaped Vietnam by boat. These days, America is home. For that reason and more, Tracy feels blessed and grateful. This is her second film with Digital Histories.
Writer: Tracy Quan-Nichols
Director: Tracy Quan-Nichols
Producer: Tracy Quan-Nichols
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