The First Generation

Produced by Washizu Films
1984 Color,54min

Awards

Gold Award, San Mateo Fine Arts/Film Competition
Asian CineVision/Asain American International Film Festival
San Jose J Town Film Festival

Abstract

A 1984 documentary film about the first generation Japanese who immigrated to America at the turn of the 20th century. These pioneering immigrants tell their stories of struggle and triumph in the new land.

Staff

Directed by Toshi Washizu
Produced by Goro Ishizaki, Christopher Hirose, Yukio Shoji
Cinematography Toshi Washizu
Music by Jamie Kibben,
Albinoni Narrated by Amy Hill Written
Edited by Toshi Washizu
Remastered by The Science Film Museum Distributed by Washizu Films Email: washizufilm@gmail.com

Reviews

International Institute, UCLA Rafu Shimpo
Nichibei Times
The Journal of American Ethnic History
San Jose Mercury News U.S . Frontline

Screenings

KQED TV PBS
Stanford University
The UCLA Trans-Pacific Symposium
The Japanese American National Museum
The National Japanese American Historical Society
The Steinbeck Institute
The Japanese American Citizens League

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