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2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

NOT JUST GARDENING…

Directed by Cathy Uchida

United States / 2016 / Documentary / 25 mins

Plays In:
PORTRAITS OF US (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 26, 2017 11:00 am

Description

A short documentary about the Japanese Americans who, upon returning from the internment camps, found no one willing to hire them. Due to their resourcefulness, they made their mark as dutiful and caring gardeners.


Director's Bio

Cathy Uchida was born in Osaka, Japan, to a Kibei Nisei (2nd generation Japanese-American educated in Japan) father and a Japanese-Canadian Nisei mother. She is a retired high school science teacher who currently volunteers at the Koban (public information office, mainly for lost/interested tourists to Little Tokyo and Los Angeles). Together with her border collie dog, Lali, Cathy makes weekly visits to the residents at Keiro Nursing Home in Boyle Heights.

Her favorite TV stations are PBS (particularly the Masterpiece Theater series) and NHK World. She has a long bucket list that changes with her mood and physical condition, but currently and most pressing are a road trip across America including Route 66, going to a Dodgers’ World Series game, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (before the glaciers melt and the knees go bad!). Next year, she may have an opportunity to hike the El Camino De Santiago trail starting in Spain!



Plays in

  1. PORTRAITS OF US (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

    A collection of short biographic films about Asian Americans. This program is free and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

    In This Program: DANCING THROUGH LIFE: THE DOROTHY TOY STORY, I HATE BIG PHONY, MASTER OF THE SKY: THE LIFE AND ART OF SAM KOJI HALE, NOT JUST GARDENING…, SEATTLE COSPLAY: JOURNEY INTO COSPLAY


Dates & Times

Plays In:
PORTRAITS OF US (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 26, 2017 11:00 am