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Dave Tatsuno: Movies and Memories (film)


Documentary film on Dave Tatsuno (1913–2006), a Nisei best known for the home movie footage he shot while incarcerated at the Topaz , Utah, concentration camp. Produced by KTEH, a San Jose-based public television station (now KQED), the hour-long documentary is based largely on interviews with Tatsuno and members of his family, along with family photos and clips from his home movies from before, during, and after the war. The film includes a lengthy excerpt from Tatsuno's Topaz Memories . The 2006 production was funded by the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, directed by Scott Gracheff, and produced by Christina Lim.

Authored by Brian Niiya

Might also like Something Strong Within (1994); Topaz (1987); Tanforan: From Race Track to Assembly Center (1994)

This page is complete and will be published to the production Encyclopedia.


Media Details
Release Date 2006
Runtime 57 minutes
Director Scott Gracheff
Producer Christina Lim
Narrator Ken Kashiwahara
Starring Dave Tatsuno (interviewee), Arlene Damron (interviewee), Sheridan Tatsuno (interviewee), Melanie Cochran (interviewee)
Music Mark Izu
Cinematography Chris Million
Editing Steve Kern
Studio KTEH Public Television
IMDB Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948115/
For More Information

For More Information

Dave Tatsuno: Movies and Memories on YouTube.

Dave Tatsuno: Movies and Memories on KQED website. [Includes stream of entrée movie.]

von Busack, Richard. " Survivor's Lens ." Metroactive, Nov. 8, 2006.