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Karen L. Ishizuka M.S.W, PH.D

Karen is an award-winning documentary film producer/writer and museum curator. Karen is a writer specializing in Japanese American and Asian Pacific Island history and culture. In addition to her documentary film work she has authored three books and many articles. Her most recent publication is Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties […]

Robert A. Nakamura, M.F.A.

Robert is a pioneering filmmaker and influential educator known to many as the godfather of Asian American media. Robert has been a major force in independent film since 1970 when he was the founding director of Visual Communications, the oldest continuing Asian Pacific American media organization in the country. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Nakamura also […]


We’re ending the year with a flourish! We celebrated Mamie’s 110th birthday in September and successfully matched our $10,000 gift. We went back to Mississippi in October to film aerial shots and also to conduct a soil collection for John Hartfield, the lynching victim in Ellisville in 1919 who fled with her father and his […]