34 min, Digital Video, 2009 Directed & Edited by Tadashi Nakamura - tadashinakamura.com Produced by Karen L. Ishizuka Exec. Produced by Robert A. Nakamura
A SONG FOR OURSELVES is an intimate journey into the life and music of Asian American Movement troubadour Chris Iijima. Struggling to make sense of their father’s early death, his teenage sons learn that during the 1970s when Asians in America were still considered “Orientals,” Chris’ music and passion for social justice helped provide the voice and identity an entire generation had been in search of. Through animated photographs, intimate home movies, archival footage of Chris’ introduction to nationwide television by John Lennon and Chris’ own songs, their father’s life takes on bigger meaning than they had ever dreamed of.
This is as far as I’m going with this. I needed a little break from Eric, Atticus and the rest of their crew, so I decided to draw Akihiko and his sib’s. I need to practice drawing these two more. :/ Well one of them at least. Here we have Akihiko, right, and his non identical twin brother Tadashi, left. Akihiko also has a sister who is 3 years younger than him, and a baby brother who is about 12 years younger than him (this may change as I develop the story.