Films & Other Videos
Films with: Okazaki, Steven
- Dark end of the street
- "This documentary was filmed in San Francisco, California from December 1995 to January 1998. During this period, black tar heroin use, particularly among young adults, surged to record levels in the city. Drug overdose is now the no. 1 cause of preventable death in San Francisco. This is the story of five young heroin addicts."
- DVD 8281
- Days of waiting the life and art of Estelle Ishigo /
- Poignant documentary about an extraordinary woman, artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in 1942. When internment came, Ishigo refused to be separated from her Japanese-American husband, and lived with him for four years behind barbed wire in the desolate Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming. During internment, the artist recorded the rigors of camp life with unusual insight, depicting the internees' struggle to keep dignity and hope alive.
- DVD 10250
- Heroin Cape Cod, USA /
- "The film takes an unsparing look at the lives of several young people in their early 20s gripped by heroin addiction, living a seemingly endless existence of getting high while cycling through stages of rehab, recovery and relapse. The film also chronicles the impact of the crisis on the community of Cape Cod" (container).
- DVD 12462
- Mifune the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune /
- A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars.
- DVD 12225
- White light, black rain the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki /
- In August 1945, the world was transformed in the blink of an eye when American forces dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki. The destruction was unprecedented and the bombings precipitated the end of World War II. Contains archival footage and stunning photography. Interviews are from both Japanese survivors and the Americans who believed that their involvement would help end a brutal conflict.
- DVD 7323