Visual Communication: 24 years and counting

  • Manzanar by Robert Nakamura

    By Abraham Ferrer
    January 1, 1994

    Screening program notes from Scratching the Belly of the Beast catalogue, 1994

    Curated by Abraham Ferrer

    On previous occasions when I have been asked to offer a retrospective survey of Visual Communications' past and ongoing achievements, I could not resist the temptation to place our organization's history within a distinctly Third World context. After all, Visual Communications-a Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American media arts center-is a product of UCLA's semina Ethnocommunications Program, an affirmative action program established at the UCLA Film School in 1968 to provide minority representation in the film and television department.

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