smARTfilms Film Club pre-series webinar: Syncopated Cinema
Webinar with guest speakers Sandy and Yasu Osawa, producers and director of numerous films including Pepper’s Pow Wow (screening October 11 at BIMA) on the making of their films and honoring Native artists in Jazz.
Sandy Johnson Osawa (Makah) and Yasu Osawa met at UCLA’s graduate film program for minority students in the 70’s. Forty years later, they have produced a ten-part series on American Indian issues for NBC, five documentaries for PBS/TLC, and a one hour NBC special on treaty rights plus over 60 videos for museums, tribes and organizations. They formed their own production company in Seattle in 1980 and have exhibited their work both nationally and internationally. Their work is used in college classrooms from Harvard to Berkeley and is distributed by Upstream Productions.