'Valor' Watch Party
Join us for a special viewing party for Valor, brought to you in partnership with FilAM ARTS. Hosted by Center Theatre Group Director of Community Partnerships Jesus A. Reyes, Fran de Leon’s exploration of hidden history which is launched by a tour of Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown will be screened followed by a Q & A with de Leon and FilAM ARTS Director of Programming Giselle “G” Töngi-Walters, moderated by Education and Community Partnerships Administrative Assistant Aurora Ilog. Valor began as a short movement piece about the Filipino-American Veterans of World War II. When the pandemic shut down our Library Reading Series, Fran adapted the work to a short form video as part of our Community Stories program. From historical markers to her mother’s personal accounts to finding untold family stories, Valor shines a light on an integral yet seldom talked about chapter of our country’s history.
Image: Valor: Filipino WWII Veterans Memorial, by public artist Cheri Gaulke, 2007, Lake Street Park, Los Angeles