Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray / Moving Memories (DVD)

Item # 230410.

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.

 All regions: Includes Japanese subtitles. Running time: 28 min.

*Official Sundance Film Festival Selection* Grand Jury Award Best Documentary Short, Florida Film Festival
* CINE Gold Eagle

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. Portions of this film are featured in the National Museum's exhibition COMMON GROUND. Running time: 31 min.

FOR HOME AND EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY.

 




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