WITHIN THE OPEN DOORS OF A SHINTO CHURCH IN BOYLE HEIGHTS
Directed by Irene Paul
A sense of place is experienced by walking through the open doors of a Shinto church located in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood and by meeting the head minister and church members.
Born in Yokohama, Japan to a U.S. citizen father and Japanese citizen mother, Irene Paul has lived in Los Angeles for most of her life, except for a few years living in Highland Park, New Jersey while working at NYU. A graduate of UCLA, Irene is recently retired after having worked as an Environmental Planner for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power (DWP).
Director: Irene Paul
Writer: Irene Paul
Producer: Irene Paul
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