The poetry, ideas and memories of Mitsuye Yamada, Japanese American, and Nellie Wong, Chinese American, are juxtaposed with rare newsreels and photos of seldom glimpsed areas of U.S. history. "Mitsuye and Nellie" creates a moving and challenging double portrait of two women whose poetry expresses, with dramatic clarity, the immigrant experience of Asian American women. For ordering information please visit Women Make Movies.
*American Film and Video Festival* *PBS Broadcast*
*Hong Kong Film Festival* *Taiwan Film Festival*
"A sensitive, quality film that is becoming a classic."
"Extraordinary. Vividly and warmly presents the strengths and tragedies of two Asian American societies."
"...the best documentary utilizing poetry that I have ever seen. It is a film about the United States of America."
Tillie Olsen, writer
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