Q&A with directors Maribel Apuya (The Sakada Series), Lucy Ostrander, and Don Sellers (Proof of Loyalty)
Documentary | 35 minutes | USA | Directed by Maribel Apuya
Sakadas are Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906-1946 to work as laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations. These three short films capture their personal stories, struggles and successes.
Documentary | 55 minutes | USA | Pacific Northwest Premiere | Directed by Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers
This film tells the story of Kazuo Yamane, a Japanese American who played a strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii endured prejudice and discrimination as they loyally serve their country, and ultimately changed the course of U.S. history.