Samurai in Space – Shinkichi Tajiri

see moreThe day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, Japanese-American Shinkichi Tajiri turned 18. Suddenly considered a danger to the U.S., he and his family (along with 120,000 other Japanese residents and their American born children) were incarcerated in concentration camps until Tajiri found a way out: he volunteered for the army. While recuperating from a war injury sustained in Europe, Tajiri discovered the vocation that would change his life: his skilful drawings of fellow soldiers and war scenes ignited a fire.

Shinkichi Tajiri worked as an artist until his death in March 2009.  He is now recognised as one of the most versatile, innovative and daring artists of our times.

Directed by the award-winning Paul Cox.  see more