The Master of Media

An Unexpected Ephiphany Formula for Freedom Creating Culture The Master of Media A Pleasant Past

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Working in media, being able to tell the story through my film work and through the work of V.C. [Visual Communications], I was able to really work out some of the emotional stresses [of the camp experience]….There was a lot of self-hate because I was different, I was the enemy….So you begin to develop a very very negative self image, you didn’t want to hang out with other Japanese Americans or Asian Americans because that becomes very conspicuous, you begin to reject anything Japanese, so there’s this whole process. Those are some of the themes that I like to work with. That’s the power of film or video media. It doesn’t necessarily help you intellectually, or enlighten you intellectually, but it enlightens you emotionally.

Date: August 16, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Alexa Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

Asian American movement community Visual Communications

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