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Masashi Kamimura independent film collection, 1999-2003
- Kamimura, Masashi
- Masashi Kamimura independent film collection
- 1999-2003 (inclusive)19992003
- 1 DVD.
- Collection Number
- The Masashi Kamimura independent film collection (1999-2003) consists of narrative and documentary films produced by the Japanese born filmmaker while a graduate student at the University of Utah. All of the films deal with Japanese-American cultural or historical issues. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
A native of Japan, Masashi Kamimura taught classes while earning his Master of Fine Arts degree in film at the University of Utah. He was chosen to direct the independent film The Speed of Life (2010) after the producers saw his student film, "Brother Japan Sister US."
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Masashi Kamimura independent film collection (1999-2003) consists of narrative and documentary films produced by the Japanese born filmmaker while a graduate student at the University of Utah. All of the films deal with Japanese-American cultural or historical issues. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
All the films on the DVD are arranged chonologically.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Student films and outtakes by Masashi Kamimura
1. "Jewel In The Desert," a brief documentary is about central Utah's Topaz War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The piece consists of interviews with former interns as well as shots of the camp's site today. The documentary also features WWII-era photographs of the camp. 11:00. 2. "A Chapter of Quiet Fire," a narrative short originally produced on color 16mm film about an old Japanese-American man whose wife is dying. The husband reads to his wife as she lies, deathly ill, in her bed. At the end of the piece, the woman quietly passes away as her husband reads to her. 3. "Brother Japan Sister US," a full-length story of a young Japanese-American man and his attempts to reach out to his younger sister. The film deals with themes of cultural identity and family acceptance. It was shot in and around Salt Lake City. 65:00. 4. "Brother Japan Sister US" outtakes: humorous mistakes and outtakes recorded during the shooting of Kamimura's "Brother Japan Sister US." 4:00.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Independent filmmakers
- University of Utah
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images