American Fish (film)
|Producer||Doug Ing; Taemi Lim; Charlene Lee|
|Based On||"American Fish" by R. A. Sasaki|
|Starring||Nikki Nojima (Grace Hayashi); Tama Tokuda (Toshi Nakamura)|
|Cinematography||Robert Jett Barkley|
|Editing||Jay J. Koh|
|Studio||Wine Productions in association with Kingstreet Media|
|Distributor||Center for Asian American Media|
Short dramatic film about two Nisei women who run into each other at a grocery store and the dance that ensues when neither can remember who the other is. Humorous at first, the tone shifts when one asks about "camp" and other replies that she was in Tule Lake, invoking stereotypes of the camp and its inmates in the other. Directed by Jesse Wine, "American Fish" was based on the short story of the same name by R. A. Sasaki. It was screened as part of the Tule Lake Pilgrimage in 1996.
For More Information
American Fish. https://myspace.com/wessejine/video/american-fish/40101758.
American Fish. Center for Asian American Media website. http://caamedia.org/films/american-fish/.
Sasaki, R. A. "American Fish." In The Loom and Other Stories. St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 1991. 71–77.
Takita, Sachiko. "The Tule Lake Pilgrimage and Japanese American Internment: Collective Memory, Solidarity, and Division in an Ethnic Community." Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA, 2007.