American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables
by Sam Hamashima
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
July 12 – August 4, 2019
News travels across the Pacific on Dec. 7 resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war perpetrate a nation, the Ishii Family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and cartoon charm, the Japanese Americans’ response to national disaster develops into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.