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Whatcom Water Week: Ebb and Flow
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 6:00 PM
Streams of Thought Film Festival Presents:
This film follows 93yr old Jerry (Eiichi) Yamashita’s recounting of the family history to his son Patrick, around a campfire on their shellfish tidelands. Relying on Jerry’s excellent memory and rare archival footage, we are taken on a journey spanning three generations, beginning with Jerry’s father Masahide’s immigration from Tokyo to Seattle in 1900. Arriving with nothing but the clothes on his back and an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit, his many years of seemingly unending struggle, are revealed. Eventually, his talent for problem solving would play a pivotal role in saving the west coast shellfish farming industry from complete collapse in 1930, with a Japanese Oyster.
Also showing with the feature film are locally produced short films “Servants of the Salish Sea” and “Oystertopia, Stewards of the Salish Sea”
?Film producers for the feature film and the shorts will be available to answer questions.
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- Comp - $0.00

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