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Artist Foundry Filmmaker Showcase presents, "A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari"

Free in-person event: A musical journey with acclaimed musician Kishi Bashi to understand WWII era Japanese Incarceration, assimilation, and what it means to be a minority today.

Join the Artist Foundry for its Utah Filmmaker Showcase on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 pm at The City Library in downtown Salt Lake. We are excited to present violinist and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi's film, "A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari," which explores his musical exploration of WWII-era Japanese Incarceration, assimilation, and the contemporary experience of being a minority in America.

Inspired by a media interview linking the Muslim ban and the immigration crisis at the USA-Mexico border with the WWII incarceration of Japanese-Americans, Ishibashi embarks on a journey to delve into this history and its relevance today. Through improvisation and music composition, he seeks to deepen his understanding of his identity as a bi-cultural American.

Using never before seen archival footage from the camps, mixed with breathtaking visual storytelling, Kishi Bashi, weaves a story using history, music and current events to create a portrait of America from the perspective of someone caught between two worlds.

Featuring a Q&A moderated by Artist Foundry Manager, Amanda Madden, and the film’s directors, Kishi Bashi and Justin Taylor Smith.

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Date & Time

April 3, 2024

7:00PM - 9:00PM


Downtown Salt Lake City Library - 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City , UT, 84111 210 E 400 S Salt Lake City 84111 UT US

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