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A New Film Tells the Story of Japanese American Picture Brides

Writer/Director Kayo Hatta. Her film "Picture Bride," is the story of a young woman who moves to Hawaii as a "picture bride." Picture brides were Japanese women who moved to Hawaii in order to marry the Japanese plantation workers who settled there. The women would only have seen a picture of their future husband before they were married. The film is Hatta's first commercial release and the first Hawaiian production to gain a commercial release, and also won the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for best dramatic film.

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Other segments from the episode on May 1, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 1, 1995: Interviwe with Isabel Allende; Interview with Kayo Hatta; Commentary on Dutch jazz.

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