Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto (film)
A 2001 biographical documentary film on the life and work of Issei artist Henry Sugimoto , based on the artist's memoirs and testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians . The film highlights Sugimoto's art through archival and contemporary footage and follows his life's journey from immigration to his incarceration with his family during World War II in Arkansas, and postwar relocation to New York. Actor Mako narrates the film in the voice of Sugimoto. Interviews with his daughter Madeleine Sugimoto and sister-in-law Naomi Tagawa provide additional information on his life, while fellow artist George Mukai and curators Kristine Kim and Stephanie Barron discuss the significance of his work.
Might also like The Cats of Mirikitani (2006); Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo ' (1990); Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth (1978)
|Starring||Mako (voice of Henry Sugimoto), Naomi Tagawa (interviewee), Madeleine Sugimoto (interviewee), Michael S. Roth (interviewee), Kristine Kim (interviewee), George Mukai (interviewee), Stephanie Barron (interviewee)|
|Studio||Japanese American National Museum Media Arts Center|