The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects (film)


Title The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects
Date 2010
Director Rick Quan
Producer Rick Quan
Cinematography Henry Faybusovich
Editing Rick Quan
Runtime 20 minutes

A short documentary film created by Rick Quan in 2010 to accompany the traveling exhibition, The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 which features arts and crafts created by Japanese American internees while living in World War II concentration camps. The film includes stories about the inmates who created the objects included in the exhibition, as told by their children and grandchildren. It also includes an interview with the exhibition's curator, Delphine Hirasuna, who describes The Art of Gaman's purpose of celebrating the unique talents of these camp artists and helping people understand the larger story of the Japanese American mass confinement. The DVD release also includes Voices Long Silent, a 1980 short film by Bob Matsumoto, that was also shown in conjunction with The Art of Gaman exhibition.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

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"The Art of Gaman" on YouTube.