Sincerely Miné Okubo
Short film, 15:43
Short biographical film on Japanese-American artist and writer Miné Okubo, who is best known for her series of drawings chronicling the WWII incarceration camps while she was an internee. As a prolific artist before and beyond the war, having created thousands of works reflecting a range of styles and influences (including work with Diego Rivera and studying under Fernand Léger in Europe), Okubo's dedication to her art practice was life long. She lived in New York City after receiving a commission by Fortune Magazine in 1943 (for which she was actually able to leave Topaz early). She was active in various Japanese American, civil rights, and avant-garde art movements at the time in New York. She passed away in 2001 at 88 years old.