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Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi

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This film’s Online Screening is available in the United States Only and requires an RSVP. Once you’ve secured your RSVP, watch this film starting at 9am CT on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 through 9am CT on Thursday, March 17, 2022, here on this page or on the SXSW TV app. Learn how to RSVP for SXSW Online Screenings: https://www.sxsw.com/how-to-rsvp-for-sxsw-online-screenings/

When a media interview links the muslim ban and the immigration crisis at the USA-Mexico border with the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII, Kishi Bashi goes on a journey to learn about this history and its relevance. Along the way, he improvises and writes music in an effort to better understand his own identity as a bi-cultural American. Using never before seen archival footage from the camps, mixed with breathtaking visual storytelling, Kishi Bashi weaves a story using history, music and current events to create a portrait of America from the perspective of someone caught between two worlds.

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Directors

Credits

Directors:

Kaoru Ishibashi, Justin Taylor Smith

Executive Producer:

Jim Angelo, Jenny Mills, Ryan Suffern, Drew Wallin

Producer:

JJ Gerber, Jim Angelo, Jenny Mills

Cinematographer:

Max Ritter

Editor:

Justin Taylor Smith, Elisa Bonora

Music:

Kishi Bashi

Contact

Publicity Contact:

David Magdael
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
213 399 1434

This event will be in person

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Artist Wristband
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Film Festival Wristband
Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

24 Beats Per Second

Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Documentary", "History", "Music"]

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Japan, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

93 mins