Kay Sakai Nakao and her four sisters take us through an oral history of their Bainbridge Island family. It begins with life before World War II–her parents immigrating from Hiroshima, Japan, working on the family strawberry farm, and becoming more prosperous. By 1936 they were able to build a new house with running water and electricity. The film then takes us through their first-person stories of the advent of World War II, the impact of EO 9066 on their family, and life in concentration camps in Manzanar, CA and Minidoka, ID.
Commissioned by the Parent Teachers Organization of the family’s namesake Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School and the Sakai Arts and Traditions Committee. Produced by Cameron Snow, Snow Productions BI, 2015.