From Bento to Mixed Plate (DVD)
Produced, written and directed by Karen L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura. Edited by Veronica Ko and Justin Lin.
Three films from the highly acclaimed exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i
Contains: Plantation Roots reveals how so much of Hawaii's current-day community and culture stems from the sugar plantation system of the turn-of-the-century.From Bullets to Ballots tells the sensitive, insightful story of how returning WWII veterans were not about to go back to the plantation and instead fought back to make Hawai'i more equitable for all. The Politics of Plate Lunch is a penetrating yet tender look beneath the "island paradise" stereotype to explore the inter-ethnic and generational complexities of contemporary Hawai'i. Running time: 74 min. For home use only.