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S.Toshiro Tanaka

Documentary/ Narrative and Film Crew Experience Highlights |Excerpt


“Her Excellency” (2017-present) – Assistant Director, Cinematographer, Audio Recordist. A multimedia documentary project about the rise of female heads of state, in collaboration Director Anita Chang.


“Okinawa Memories Initiative” (2014-present) – Media Director. Work with students producing stills, video, audio projects. Collaborator with UC Santa Cruz history professor Alan Christy, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery curator Shelby Graham.

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“Mentawai— Listening to the Rainforest” (2012) – Visual Editor. A 1-hour long multimedia presentation of images by photographer Richard Tenaza and music by Linda Burman-Hall; Debut: UC Santa Cruz 20 January 2012, University of the Pacific, 25 March 2012 and UC Davis 22 April 2012.


“Akira Nagamine project, Watsonville history after World War II” (2009-2011) Co- Producer. An oral history project of Akira Nagamine, a Japanese soldier stranded in Manchuria after World War II, in collaboration with Janet Nagamine, Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens’ League, UC Santa Cruz history professor Alan Christy, and cinematographer Jono Schafterkotter.


“Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans Final Tour of French Battlefields” (2009 Multimedia presentation) – Producer, Photographer, Sound, Editor. A travelogue of Nisei veterans’ return to revisit the French battlefields in towns they liberated during WWII, in collaboration with Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL, and Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans. In permanent exhibit, USS Hornet, Alameda, CA.