Hayashi Studio

Directed by Hayley Gray

Cast: Brent Hayashi, Doug Aoki, Sharon Hayashi

Hayashi Studio follows the diverse lives that came to a small town on Vancouver Island in the 1900’s, and Senjiro Hayashi, the Japanese photographer who took their photos. Hayashi used his lens to document every race, class and gender. During internment many of his photos disappeared, some hidden in family attics, others used to make a greenhouse. Almost a century later the photos were found and exhibited, showcasing a piece of Pacific Northwest History rarely seen—that of the diverse and racialized.

Previous Screening: World Community Festival


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