JA Filmmakers Part II: Documentary Filmmakers

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Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Our 2014 summer film series, JA Filmmakers, kicked off in May with "Visioning Asian America," a retrospective on the work of Duane Kubo. In June, we offer two back-to-back programs featuring Japanese American documentary filmmakers. And in July, we will feature contemporary filmmakers who are known for films that are not documentaries.
1:00 p.m.
Documentary Filmmakers Panel
This program features a panel of Japanese American Bay Area documentary filmmakers:

  • DIANNE FUKAMI is a San Francisco native and former news executive at KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Her latest film, Stories From Tohoku , has been making the film festival circuit and was featured last month on PBS. Other documentary film projects have includedSeparate Lives: Broken Dreams (1994); Emmy-nominated documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act), several documentaries on the Japanese American experience for PBS (KCSM-TV), and The Spirit of Taiko (2005).

  • EMIKO OMORI is an-award winning cinematographer and director who has worked on more than 20 films, including several award-winning documentaries. Her films includeRabbit in the Moon (1999), Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm (2007), andEd Hardy: Tattoo the World (2010). In 2000, Rabbit in the Moon, won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Historical Programming." 
  •  YURIKO GAMO ROMER is a graduate of Stanford University's masters program in documentary filmmaking. Her most recent documentary is Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful (2012), featuring Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranking woman in judo history. Romer's other films include Occidental Encounters (1998; award-winning film about mixed marriages) and the short historical animation Friend Ships (about Manjiro, one of five Japanese fishermen found by an American whaling ship in 1841).

2:30 p.m.
Rabbit in the Moon

(film screening with filmmaker)
The documentary filmmakers panel will be followed by a special screening of the Emmy Award- winning documentary Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary/memoir about the Omori family's confinement in an American WWII concentration camp. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; was broadcast on POV; and has won numerous other awards, including a National Emmy.
A Q&A session with producer/director Emiko Omori will follow the screening.    

 Cost: Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).    

Contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.  




JAMsj . 更新日 2014年6月3日



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