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Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien

  • 8.5 10
  • 2010
  • 75min

The acclaimed animator and filmmaker Jimmy Murakami returns to the concentration camp where he was held as a child along with his family in the United States during the Second World War.

Awards

AWARDS: Winner Directors Choice Award. Sacramento Film Festival/ Runner Up Audience Prize. Dublin International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Hiroshima Film Festival/ New Hope Film Festival/ DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival/ Disorient Asian Film Festival/ Foyle Film Festival/ IFI Stranger than Fiction Documentary Film Festival/ 

“Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien” The ghosts of a concentration camp in America

Being nearly 80 years old, renowned Asian American animator and filmmaker Jimmy Murakami decides to leave the peaceful and cloudy Dublin, his adopted city, to return to his native California with the aim of healing the memories of the hardest episode of his life.

As a child, Murakami was detained with his family in the Tule Lake concentration camp as part of a discriminatory policy that the United States government carried out during the Second World War against the population of Japanese origin, to whom they referred to as "Non Aliens"

In this beautiful documentary, Murakami acts as the host and narrator of this transcendental journey, which is illustrated by his magnificent creations.

Production Companies

Loopline Films