Boodie and Bambi: A Nisei Story
Documentary Short | Duration: 0:17:00 | Riverside, CA, USA
Description: For Japanese-American couple, Kelly and Mary Adachi, the journey of acceptance leads from the flower shop deliveries in Hollywood, the bowels of incarceration in Arkansas and finally toward the realization of a dream in Cincinnati. Narrated by eldest son, Michael Adachi, Boodie and Bambi: A Nisei Story is a documentary film that chronicles the story of Kelly and Mary Adachi, across generations and landscapes, as they search for a place to call home. Fiscal Sponsorship provided by the International Documentary Association.
Mario Tahi Lathan
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mario Tahi Lathan holds an MFA in Film degree from Howard University. As a Producer and Editor, Mario has worked in narrative and documentary film on programming for major networks ranging from PBS, TNT, Travel, BET, ESPN, CNN, and El Rey, including the Emmy award winning series, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Mario has released several Jazz documentaries, VICTORY!, starring saxophonist JD Allen (Best short form video by the Jazz Journalists Association – 2012), Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence and This Is The Bash (Qwest TV by Quincy Jones). Mario also served as a Producer on the Emmy nominated film Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street (CNN) and the limited series, Black Pop for E! and NBC.