Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol (film)


Title Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol
Date 2009
Director Lucy Ostrander; Don Sellers
Producer Stourwater Pictures; Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC)
Writer Lucy Ostrander
Cinematography Don Sellers
Editing Don Sellers
Runtime 15 minutes
IMDB Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol

A 2009 short documentary film about Fumiko Hayashida, a pregnant mother of two who was one of 227 members of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community who were forced from their homes in March 1942. Hayashida—or at least her image—became immortalized in a photograph taken of her holding her young daughter. First appearing the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the photograph became one of the iconic images of the roundup. Providing both a biographical portrait of Hayashida and telling the larger story of Bainbridge Island, the film also shows the then 97-year-old Hayashida revisiting the site of the former Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

For More Information

Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol official website http://www.stourwater.com/fumi.html