The Cats of Mirikitani
The Cats of Mirikitani
Director:
Linda Hattendorf


Synopsis:
Eighty-year old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Produced by lucid dreaming inc. in association with The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by The Japan Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, and private donors.

"THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI is, quite simply, breathtaking -- one of the most surprising and unshakable documentaries I can recall." -- New York Sun
website:
www.thecatsofmirikitani.com

technical:
74 Mins | | Stereo | Color | Not Rated
Stills:
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Festivals Awards:
Best Documentary
Big Muddy Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Hope and Dreams Film Festival
Philadelphia Film Festival
Port Townsend Film Festival
VC Filmfest


Audience Award
Biografilm Festival
Durango Film Festival
EDOCS, Filmfest DC
Paris Cinema
Tribeca Film Festival


Best Picture, Japanese Eyes
Tokyo International Film Festival

Excellence in Filmmaking Award
Sedona Film Festival


Frida Award for Best New Directo
Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival


Honorable Mention

Motovun Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival


Norwegian Peace Film Award
Tromso International Film Festival


Spirit Award
EIDF Film Festival, Korea


Official Selection:
100th Monkey Peace Festival
Ashland Film Festival
Asian American Film Festival of Dallas
Athens Film Festival
Aurora Asian American Film Festival
Bangkok International Film Festival
Bermuda Film Festival
Big Muddy Film Festival
Big Sky Film Festival
Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives
Boulder Asian Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival
Camden International Film Festival
Dallas Peace Film Festival

DOCNZ
Durango Independent Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
EDOCS - Ecuador
EBS International Documentary Festival - Korea
FilmFestDC
FilmFest Munchen
Focus Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Hawaii International Spring Film Festival
Hors-Ecran International Film Festival
Hot Docs "Doc Soup"
High Falls Film Festival
Hope and Dreams Film Festival
Independent Film Festival Boston
International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City
Melbourne International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
Napa Sonoma Wine Country
North Fork Film Festival
Northwest Asian American Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Paris Cinema
Philadelphia Film Festival
Port Townsend Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Reykjavik International Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
River Run International Film Festival
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Salem Documentary Showcase
San Diego Asian American Film Festival
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
Tromso International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
VC Filmfest - The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Warsaw International Film Festival
Wisconsin Film Festival