Item Details

Print View

A song for ourselves [videorecording]

directed, filmed, edited by Tadashi Nakamura ; Center for Asian American Media.
Video; Book; DVD
"During the 1970s when Asians in America were invisible to the country--and more importantly even to themselves--the late Chris Iijima's music provided the voice and identity an entire generation had been in search of. Through animated photographs, intimate home movies, archival footage and Chris' own songs, A song for ourselves shows how Chris' music unleashed the contagious energy of the Asian American movement with an unrelenting passion for social justice and a life well lived."--Container.
Tadashi Nakamura
Release Date
Run Time
34 min.
"A personal journey into the life and music of Asian American Movement troubador, Chris Iijima"--Container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Farewell Chris, Los Angeles memorial ; Mother of the movement, Kazu Iijima ; extended interview ; additional photos and music.
Editor, Tadashi Nakamura ; producer, Karen L. Ishizuka ; music, Chris Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto, "Charlie" Chin.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Downtown Community Media Center : Little Tokyo Service Center : Center for Ethno Communications of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2009.
Terms of use
Public performance rights secured.
1 videodisc (34 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. DVD, NTSC.
Technical details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View


Loading availability