和 / Harmony
Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa
Sara Tanaka is a young, ambitious businesswoman who works for a large downtown firm. However, for years her father, Jiro, has wanted Sara to take over the family business, a small fishing company he founded decades earlier. When Jiro suddenly tells Sara he is retiring, she must make a decision on what is most important personally and professionally.
Alejandro Yoshizawa is a filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada, specializing in documentaries and community stories. His last feature film, the award winning All Our Father’s Relations premiered at VAFF in 2016. Alejandro also teaches courses in Film Production and Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies at UBC.
Writer: Alejandro Yoshizawa
Shorts Series, November 4 / Shorts Series / 60 minsPublic premiere presentation of short 5-minute videos created as part of the "We Heart Canada + Japan 90" film project in celebration of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada