Hunting whales is a matter of life or death for the residents of St. Lawrence.
This series traces the hidden history of Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights in Los Angeles through the arts, culture, and activism of Japanese American and Chicano residents.
Rubén Guevara III is an Emmy Award-nominated Chicano filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His most recent project, Con Safos, aired on PBS SoCal’s Artbound, and received two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. He is a National Endowment for the Humanities and ITVS Development Fellow, and a California Humanities CDP Grant recipient.
Natsu Furuichi is a Japanese American producer born and raised in Tokyo, and based in Los Angeles. She’s produced a wide range of content at creative agency Wondros, and health-tech company Tonal. Her notable works include the award-winning, short-form docuseries Dreams produced with NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.
Jun Shimizu is an award-winning director, writer, and editor hailing from the border of France/ Switzerland. He has worked in various creative capacities with nonprofits such as UNESCO and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, as well as award-winning production companies TK Digital, mitú, Wondros, Superlative, Zambezi, and Netflix.