Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gentle words from one of our interview subjects.

Dave Tatsuno of San Francisco prepares to leave for the internment camp on April 13, 1942.
One of the joys of our documentary, These Amazing Shadows, being selected to be part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is that it gives us a reason to reach out to our interview subjects. We would like to share a few words from an email we recently received from, Arlene Damron, who is featured in our segment on, Topaz, a home movie that depicts life in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Her father, Dave Tatsuno, was the filmmaker responsible for this remarkable cultural document.
Arlene writes:
"Congratulations on Sundance. Your title, These Amazing Shadows, truly captures the message of your film. Dad was amazed and awed by the power of film...of being able to see his departed best friend again in the fullness of life. Aren't we all better for it that he did?
Most sincerely,

Topaz was selected to The National Film Registry in 1996. For information on Dave Tatsuno's film please click on the following link:

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