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CINEMA MOVIE PROGRAM

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Director

Kaia Rose

Year

2020

Ganre

Documentary

Duration

13 min

Country

United States

On screen

30 Sep Thu

7:30 PM

label

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Movie plot

"We had to live the American Dream twice."

An intimate portrait of a sweet shop that has been an anchor for the Japanese-American community in Little Tokyo since 1903. The ingredients of the brightly-colored pieces of mochi-gashi that line Fugetsu-Do's wood-paneled cases include so much more than rice flour and sweet bean paste. Mixed inside are stories of joy and pain, tradition and racism, legacy and loss. Survival is never easy; it’s complicated and messy, full of contradictions and surprises. In the three generations that the Kito Family has been running Fugetsu-Do, the store has become a memory bank for the community and the stories that line its walls could not be more relevant in today's America.

Age Recommendation: 12

Trailer

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