Jimmy Murakami, Non Alien

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The world-renowned animator Jimmy Murakami was eight years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour during World War Two. Like many other Japanese-American citizens, the Murakami family was evacuated to a concentration camp called Tule Lake in the California desert.

Jimmy, now in early retirement, decided to return to this period of his life by creating a series of stunning paintings that illuminate his memories of prison life. He also finally chose to return to Tule Lake Camp.

Made under the Arts Council's Reel Art Initiative, Sé Merry Doyle's wonderful new film follows this extraordinary journey with great compassion and grace.

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