Sisters Matsumoto

February 2019
Education Level
Higher Education

“About an America that both triumphed and lost its innocence during the war.” —The New York Times

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm in Stockton, California, after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.

This recording is sponsored in part by California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library. Includes a conversation with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang.

Sound Effects Artist, Jeff Gardner. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in November of 2018.

Directed by Tim Dang
Keiko Agena as Rose Matsumoto
June Angela as Grace Matsumoto
Ron Bottitta as Mr. Hersham
Kurt Kanazawa as Henry
Suzy Nakamura as Chiz Matsumoto
Greg Watanabe as Bola
Ryun Yu as Hideo
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