OKAGESAMA DE ~HAWAII NIKKEI WOMEN’S TRAJECTORY

ハワイ日系女性の軌跡

On February 8, 1885, the first 153 Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawai’i to work in the plantations. Almost 150 years later, “Nikkei” have become one of the most influential groups to shape the Hawai’i we know today. In OKAGESAMA DE ~HAWAII NIKKEI WOMEN’S TRAJECTORY, filmmaker Hiroyuki Matsumoto focuses on documenting testimonials and stories of Nisei women, especially stories about their parents, the Issei generation, unveiling stories about plantation life, WWII, and their contribution to Hawai’i in reshaping government and society during the post-war.

This documentary is cut and dry in its intent; To serve as a comprehensive patchwork of interviews with community leaders, including Barbara Kawakami, former Bishop Yoshiaki Fujitani, Margaret Oda, former Governor Neil Abercrombie, and others who offer revelations, memories, and insights before they fade away from history.

-Anderson Le

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Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: WORLDWIDE (Except Japan)

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DIRECTOR(S)Hiroyuki Matsumoto
PRODUCER(S)Hiroyuki Matsumoto

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PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 112 Minutes
LANGUAGE: English

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