Weaving with Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale (revised 2020)

"[A] 'must-see' for any serious student of immigration, plantation life, and the nature of historical storytelling."
Prof. John P. Rosa, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

This lively documentary tells of how thousands of people immigrated from Spain to Hawaii and then California. Its star, 98-year old Francisco PĂ©rez, is full of stories (some very humorous). Watching the video is, as one person put it, "like hearing my grandfather speak again." (Cathy Continente, daughter of Spanish immigrants)

With shots of Spain, Hawaii and California; a story supplemented by photos and interviews with other people from the Spanish immigrant community; anecdotes about dealing with the language barrier and the customs of the New World ... this is a story for the 98% of us who are descended from people who braved the odds and made a new life in a new country.

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The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West (revised 2020)

...compelling documentary...[about] a heroic community figure....T. Keogh for Video Librarian

...[provides] an enriched sense of why public art matters. Paul N. Straghalis (Adult Library Asst., Albany Public Library, Albany, CA, USA)

This 50-minute documentary looks at San Francisco Bay Area artist/muralist Hershell West to discover his art and the ways in which artists contribute to society. Adding special interest is the fact that West, a black man, was born and raised in the segregated rural South.

West has worked primarily in Florida and California as a muralist, painter, arts promoter and art teacher, painting commissioned work and teaching at-risk youth. In California he has worked as chief assistant to well-known muralist John Wehrle. West has also served on several arts commissions, chaired the board of directors of organizations such as the Richmond Art Center and ProArts of Oakland, and helped found an annual exhibit called TAOLB (The Art of Living Black - now called The Art of the African Diaspora).

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