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Issei : The First Generation

Toshi Washizu Productions. (Added Author). Kanopy (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 50 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

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Title from title frames.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Center for Asian American Media in 1984.
Summary, etc.: “Lost” 1984 documentary, rediscovered and restored, about Japanese men and women who, at the turn of the century, immigrated to the West Coast of the United States. These pioneers tell their own stories of struggles and triumphs in a new land. “‘Issei’ brings to vivid life the world of early Japanese immigrants in rural California. Infused with spirit and humor, this captivating film is a treasure.” - Valerie Matsumoto, Professor, History, UCLA. “Toshi Washizu’s ‘Issei’…with his poet’s sensibility…is a revelation…a masterful portrait of this generation…probably the best single documentary about the first generation’s experiences…because the Issei tell their stories, in their own words.” - Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Documentary films
Japanese Americans
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Genre: Documentary films.

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