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Tajiri, Rea

Works: 13 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 488 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction films  Film clips  Short films  Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer
Classifications: D769.8.A6, 940.53
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rea Tajiri
Most widely held works by Rea Tajiri
History and memory : (for Akiko and Takashige) by Rea Tajiri( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Groundbreaking and haunting, this film is a poetic composition of recorded history and non-recorded memory. Filmmaker Rea Tajiri's family was among the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ruminating on the difficult nature of representing the past -- especially a past that exists outside traditional historic accounts -- Tajiri blends interviews, memorabilia, a pilgrimage to the camp where her mother was interned, and the story of her father, who had been drafted pre-Pearl Harbor and returned to find his family's house removed from its site. "--Publisher
Yuri Kochiyama passion for justice( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography in political and social context of Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American woman and humanitarian civil rights activist who first became aware of social injustice in the United States during her time in a Japanese-American interment camp during World War II. She stresses the need for members of all races and ethnicities to work together for common goals, and for a fundamental change in political power structures. Includes interviews with Kochiyama and with members of her family
Strawberry fields( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of 16-year-old Japanese American Irene Kawai, whose rebellion explodes in the wake of the death of her younger sister. After a clash with her mother, Irene flees her home and meets up with ghost of her sister who leads her to the desert where she makes some important discoveries about her family's past at the internment camp in Poston, Arizona, during World War II
Frames of reference. reflections on media( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditional film genres are examined, updated, and reinvented in these works to present contemporary social issues in innovative new styles."--Container
Hitchcock trilogy "Vertigo", "Psycho", "Torn curtain."( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short films based on scenes from these Hitchcock films
Off limits( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writes Tajiri: "Off Limits presents an analysis of representations of the Vietnam War, the 1960s, and the Vietnamese characters that have been portrayed in the recent series of films about this subject. I juxtapose a fragment from the film of the same title, made in 1987 about Vietnam in 1968, with a fragment from Easy Rider, a film made in 1968 about America in 1968. A scene is retold from the point of view of a Vietnamese character who in the film had no dialogue, no voice. His story is recounted through visual rolling text, written by myself, and it describes his own death as formulated by the narrative. This text is layered visually over a blue field, which in turn becomes a 'curtain' behind which the images and soundtrack from Easy Rider unfold and play simultaneously in real time underneath. The narratives from both stories converge and climax simultaneously with the death of the two American 'antiheroes' shot by the redneck farmers (Easy Rider) and the shooting of the Vietnamese character by two American 'heroes' (Off Limits)."
Just another day( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetry video of Sandra Maria Esteves' poem titled "Just Another Day" about inner-city life. Raw footage can be seen on Fales access video #128.0842 and #128.0845
Just another day--raw footage( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raw footage of unedited pick-up shots to be interpolated into the poetry video "Just Another Day", a poem by Sandra Maria Esteves. No poetry recited. Final edit of poem can be seen on Fales access video #128.0866 and #128.0914
Relocating the camps( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On February 23, 1993, four Asian-American filmmakers noted for distinguished works on the subject of the Japanese-American relocation camps during World War II gathered at University of California, Santa Cruz to first show clips from their work, then discuss their work among themselves and with the audience
Rea Tajiri( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rea Tajiri shows her film "History and memory", made in 1991, and clips from her new film "Strawberry field". The latter is a reworking of themes from the first, dealing with her mother's experiences in Poston, an Arizona Japanese American internment camp during World War II. The stories explore how repressed memories affect the next generation. In discussion with students, Tajiri talks about the relationship between memory and history when there is little documentation and few reliable images. The third short film "Off limits" has text about the death of a Vietnamese assassin overlaid on clips from the 1968 Hollywood film "Easy Rider", and this technique is also discussed with students
Alive TV( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Tells the story of the filmmaker's search for her family's history and experience as Japanese Americans during the Second World War."
Off limits( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of an unnamed Vietnamese assassin describing his own death
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