directed by Megumi Nishikura
Documentary Short | 2019 | USA | 14 min | English
A young Japanese American activist traces his family history of incarceration during World War II and applies lessons learned to today’s politics.
Megumi Nishikura is passionate about addressing our global and social issues through documentary storytelling. Before working as a producer and director at Blue Chalk, she spent five years working for the United Nations, producing and directing documentaries on environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Believing in the healing power of storytelling, Megumi has captured stories of 9/11 survivors and those impacted by the 2011 tsunami in northeastern Japan. Her award-winning independent film, "Hafu—the mixed-race experience in Japan," screened theatrically throughout Japan and aired in the United States on PBS. In 2015, she produced “Fall Seven Time Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides” which won numerous short documentary awards and aired globally on BBC World News.