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The cats of Mirikitani [videorecording] / a film by Linda Hattendorf ; produced by Lucid Dreaming, Inc. in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; producers, Masa Yoshikawa, Linda Hattendorf ; director, Linda Hattendorf.

The cats of Mirikitani

Hattendorf, Linda. (Added Author).
Yoshikawa, Masa. (Added Author).
Mirikitani, Jimmy Tsutomu, 1920- (Added Author).
Lucid Dreaming (Firm) (Added Author).
Independent Television Service. (Added Author).
Arts Alliance America (Firm) (Added Author).
Center for Asian American Media. (Added Author).

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Main DVD Biography Mirikitani, Jimmy Tsutomu (Text) 31307018007767 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 829567047927
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 74 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Arts Alliance America, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Release date: Apr. 8, 2008.
Bonus features: Interview with Professor Shimomura, Seattle family reunion, meeting Janice Mirikitani, Jimmy's first solo exhibition, return to Hiroshima, gallery, trailer.
Summary, etc.:
Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But then 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home to confront his pain.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC Region 1; 4:3 aspect ratio.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Paris Cinema International Film Festival, Audience Award; Japanese Eyes Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Picture; Washington, D.C. International Film Festival, Audience Award; Tribeca International Film Festival, Audience Award.
Subject: Mirikitani, Jimmy Tsutomu, 1920-
Homeless men > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Homeless persons as artists > United States.
Artists > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Art therapy > New York (State) > New York.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 > Personal narratives.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 > Psychological aspects.
Tule Lake Relocation Center > Personal narratives.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 > Personal narratives.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical films.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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