The Katsu Goto Film

THE PREVIEW

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Six minute trailer for upcoming film


Bringing the Legacy of Katsu Goto to Life: A 23-minute preview

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A man building a better life for himself and others

Discover the story of Katsu Goto, a plantation worker and labor leader who was lynched in Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i in 1889 as told through intimate interviews with his descendants, academic and historical scholars and community members. This 60-minute film will use dramatic re-enactments, historical photos and beautiful footage filmed in Hawaii, Japan and other location in the United States to bring this tragic and inspiring story to life.

  • percentage raised of $165,100

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

team members in Hawaii

PATSY Y. IWASAKI

Project Director/Writer/Executive Producer
Patsy Y. Iwasaki is a Communication and English Department faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is working towards her Ph.D. in Education. Receiving a research grant from the Goto of Hiroshima Foundation inspired her to write the graphic novel “Hamakua Hero: A True Plantation Story,” about Katsu Goto and to create this documentary.

DANNY MILLER

Director/Producer/Editor/Writer
Danny been directing award-winning films for 25 years, his documentaries have aired on PBS, HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. His film, Seeds of Hope was the most popular at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2012.

BARON SEKIYA

Producer/Writer/Photographer
Baron Sekiya is a Hawaii based photographer who specializes in documentary photography and filmmaking. Baron is the Founder/Publisher of Hawaii 24/7 news website based on Hawaii Island.

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