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Barbara Kawakami: A Textured Life

Akira Boch / USA / 2010 / 18 min


This biographical documentary profiles the remarkable story of Barbara Kawakami, a Japanese Hawaiian dressmaker, mother of three and groundbreaking historian of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. A TEXTURED LIFE features dynamic interviews with Kawakami and her children, which bring out her multi-faceted talents, extraordinary character and sparkling spirit. Ben Wang and Young-Bin Kwon


  • Director: Akira Boch

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