Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi

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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Film Screenings

Mar 15, 9:00am CDT – Mar 17, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:33am
Availability:United States

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

Details

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