n Latin American Report - Filmmaker explores the Japan-Brazil connection : IDB news




Extracted from text ... Filmmaker explores the Japan?Brazil connection* Alexandra Russell-Bitting Brazilian filmmaker Tizuka Yamasaki looks Japanese, but sounds unquestionably Brazilian. A granddaughter of Japanese immigrants to Brazil, she recently gave a talk sponsored by the IDB Cultural Center on the interconnections between her two cultures. She illustrated her comments with clips from two of her films, Gaijin ? A Brazilian Odyssey and Gaijin 2, named after the Japanese term for foreigner or outsider. Growing up in Brazil, Yamasaki noticed that while there was plenty of talk about the contributions of immigrants from Europe and Africa, no one ever mentioned Japan, even though ..


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