Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi

Directed by Kaoru Ishibashi, Justin Taylor Smith
Japan, U.S. | 2022 | Documentary
93 minutes

In “Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi,” internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter K Ishibashi (professionally known as “Kishi Bashi”) embarks on a personal quest by creating his music in locations relevant to the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II. It is on this journey in which Kishi Bashi comes to terms with his own identity and uncovers a myriad of social issues that have gripping modern relevance. “Omoiyari” is a genre-breaking, artistic exploration that fuses history, music, and the complexities of the human condition.

A co-presentation with the Webster University Film Series.