A series of artist profiles that examine how Japanese American artists determined their particular creative directions in response to a unique set of post World War II social, cultural, and political circumstances.
Whatever form their creativity took, these artists brought fresh and compelling viewpoints to the cultural landscape of the region, and their work resonates in the attitudes and institutions that continue to shape Southern California communities.
Includes artist profiles of Gidra magazine, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Nobuko Miyamoto, Robert Nakamura, Linda Nishio, Ben Sakaguchi, Larry Shinoda, Qris Yamashita, Bruce Yonemoto and Norman Yonemoto.
Producers: Akira Boch, John Esaki, Evan Kodani
Produced by The Japanese American National Museum's Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center