This Father’s Day, join filmmaker Theresa Loong for a social screening of her documentary Every Day is a Holiday. The filmmaker will be fielding questions about the doc with her father Paul Loong, profiled in the film, on Sunday, June 17 at 12p PT / 3p ET right here.
In Every Day Is a Holiday, Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her father, a man fifty years her senior. In this documentary, she explore the bonds of the father-daughter relationship and place themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of “living history.” Paul Loong talks of his experiences as a POW in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American.
Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona’s tribal communities, is often called “chicken scratch.” Played at tribal functions, this fun, lively music offers relief from the hardships of reservation life. WAILA! MAKING THE PEOPLE HAPPY explores the history of the music and looks at the Joaquins, a family of musicians, and their journey from a remote tribal village to performing at Carnegie Hall.