Obaachan's Garden (2000)

Obaachan's Garden
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Manfred Becker Editor n/a 172 7000002
Dennis Burke Music n/a 120781 8000001
Linda Ohama Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kirk Tougas Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Ty Haller Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Vivien Nishi Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Don Madsen Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Leigh Hunt Wilkes Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Christina McQuarrie Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Barry Kootchin Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Leslie Madsen Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Linda Ohama Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Betsy Carson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Donna Yamamoto Actor Herself 1 1000005
Caitlin Ohama Darcus Actor Herself 1 1000004
Nelson Mashita Actor Himself 1 1000003
Natsuko Ohama Actor Young Asayo Murakami 1 1000002
July Ono Actor Herself 1 1000006
Warren Takeuchi Actor Himself 1 1000007
Linda Ohama Producer n/a 3 3000002
Selwyn Jacob Producer n/a 3 3000001
Linda Ohama Director n/a 2 2000001
Hiro Kanagawa Actor Himself 1 1000008
Asayo Murakami Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1923, at the age of 25, Hiroshima-born Asayo Murakami boarded a ship to Canada to marry a man she had never met. Running from a traumatic secret past, Asayo arrived in British Columbia as a Japanese picture bride. But she was to be no docile wife. Asayo's vibrant personal history is also a complex journey through the 20th century, touching on such momentous events as the shattering 1923 Tokyo earthquake, the Second World War, Canada's Japanese internment camps, and the horrific atomic bombing of Asayo's hometown. Directed by Asayo's granddaughter, Linda Ohama, this portrait blends documentary footage with dramatic recreations. These dramatized visions are intertwined with interviews with Asayo herself (now more than 100 years old), family memories, archival images, and documentary material of Ohama's quest to uncover her grandmother's long-buried past. A potent personal exploration of Japanese-Canadian history and a testament to one woman's strength and spirit.
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