A Flicker in Eternity (film)


Title A Flicker in Eternity
Date 2012
Genre Documentary
Director Ann Kaneko; Sharon Yamato
Producer Ann Kaneko; Joanne Oppenheim; Sharon Yamato
Writer Joanne Oppenheim; Sharon Yamato
Based On Stanley Hayami: Nisei Son by Joanne Oppenheim
Starring Aaron Yoo (voice of Stanley); Amy Hill (voice of Sach)
Music Dave Iwataki
Cinematography Ann Kaneko
Editing Walt Louie; Ann Kaneko
Runtime 25 minutes
IMDB A Flicker in Eternity

A short documentary film from 2013 by Sharon Yamato and Ann Kaneko about the experiences of a young Nisei named Stanley Hayami, based on his diary and letters. A Nisei teenager incarcerated with his family during World War II at Heart Mountain, Hayami kept a diary documenting his life and thoughts in camp and subsequently as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team until his death while in combat in Europe just days before Germany surrendered. Filmmakers Yamato and Kaneko tell the story largely in Hayami's own words, voiced by actor Aaron Yoo, as well as those of his older sister Sach, voiced by Amy Hill. The film includes archival photographs and footage and aspiring artist Hayami's own drawings from his diary, often in animated form. The DVD release of the film included interview footage with Hayami family members including Stanley's sister-in-law Miwako Hayami, niece Dawn Hayami, and nephew Danny Hayami about Stanley and his family's experience during and after the war, and finding his diary in a garage many years later. The title of the film comes from one of Stanley's diary entries. The film was funded in part by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

For More Information

Official website. http://flickerineternity.com.

AsiansOnFilm.com interview with Ann Kaneko, January 14, 2013.

AsiansOnFilm.com interview with Sharon Yamato, May 4, 2013.