The Red Pines
THE RED PINES, a short film for university and K-12 classrooms, portrays the history and struggle of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and the legacy of their culture in the present-day community. From the story of Zenhichi Harui, a Japanese immigrant who came to Bainbridge Island in 1908, to the present day nursery business that was run by his son, Junkoh, the film traces the obstacles overcome by the Japanese pioneers and their families. Bainbridge Island represented a unique opportunity for the Japanese immigrants, with a multicultural community that tolerated diversity. Even so, from the laws preventing Asians from purchasing land to the incarceration during World War II, Japanese-Americans had to exert an extraordinary amount of spirit and hard work to prosper.
THE RED PINES was commissioned by IslandWood, a leading environmental learning center located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Produced and Directed by Lucy Ostrander, the Executive Producer was Katie Jennings https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiejennings/.
(Running time – 12 minutes)