Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray / Moving Memories (DVD)
Produced by Karen L. Ishizuka / Directed by Robert A. Nakamura./ Edited by Gail Yasunaga / Videography by John Esaki / Music by David Iwataki.
Having smuggled a lens and film holder into one of America’s concentration camps during World War II, Toyo Miyatake was among the first to photograph this national disgrace. Yet it was his little-known artistic pursuits before the war that honed his discerning eye.
Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray is a penetrating portrait of this photographer’s quest to capture the beauty and dignity of everyday life. Running time: 28 min.
* Official Sundance Film Festival Selection
* Grand Jury Award Best Documentary Short, Florida Film Festival
* CINE Gold Eagle
All regions: Includes Japanese subtitles.
BONUS FEATURE: Moving Memories
Produced by Karen L. Ishizuka / Created and Edited by Robert A. Nakamura
George Takei hosts MOVING MEMORIES, a journey into the 1920s and 1930s featuring restored and edited home movies taken by Japanese American immigrant pioneers as they made America their new home. Running time: 31 min.
FOR HOME AND EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY.