Emerging Radiance: Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue
World Premiere

Emerging Radiance: Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue

New Voices Competition
| United States | 3 MINUTES | English

Emerging Radiance, created by filmmaker Tani Ikeda and artist Michelle Kumata, honors the untold stories of Japanese American farmers who lived in Bellevue, WA from 1920 to 1942. Its hand-painted mural and Spark AR Instagram filters invite you to meet Toshio Ito, Rae Matsuoka Takekawa, and Mitsuko Hashiguchi, three survivors of World War II incarceration camps, as they share in their own words their connections to the land before the war, during incarceration, and post-World War II.

Cast & Credits
Produced by
Meta Open Arts
Tani Ikeda
Concept Artist
Patrick Weishample
Project Creator
Tani Ikeda, Michelle Kumata
Michelle Kumata
Executive Producer
Tani Ikeda, Michelle Kumata, Tamar Benzikry, Tom Ikeda
Dominic Nieri, Annie Pomeranz, Farhez Rayani, Patrick Weishampel, Simone Ling, Debra Webb
Christin Smolinski
VFX Supervisor
Farhez Rayani
Creative Director
Patrick Weishampel, Farhez Rayani
Technical Artist
Antoinette Bumatay, Zachary Marlow-McCarthy, Olivia Guethling
Special Thanks
IMMEDIATE JUSTICE, Densho, Invisible Thread, ARTXIV, Future Arts, Milli
Associate Producers
Freddie Sulit, Kristen Leung, Kana Hammon, Lele Barnett


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