Dear friends and family,


I am very happy to announce that the PILGRIMAGE DVD is finally finished and available for purchase!  I want to apologize for taking so long to finish the DVD but I don’t think you’ll be disapointed once you see it.  I would also really like to thank all of you for coming out to see the film and supporting me and the PILGRIMAGE project.  I can’t express how much your support has encouraged and inspired me to continue making films about our community.  Please read the details below on what is included in the DVD and how to purchase them.


I would greatly  appreciate if you could send this e-mail out to anyone who you think might be interested in screening or purchasing PILGRIMAGE.  I am trying to make the film as accessible as possible and any help you could provide would be great.  I would really be interested in hearing about any ideas you may have regarding outreach, press, orgs/groups screenings, educators/schools who might want to use the film, etc.  If you have any ideas please contact me at:


Thank you again for your continued support!


Sincerely, Tad





*You can order PILGRIMAGE DVDs for $20 and T-shirts for $10 online at:


If you would like to pay by check please contact me at:


WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Asian Film Festival of Dallas

WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Sacramento Film & Music Festival

WINNER – BEST STUDENT FILM: Honolulu International Film Festival

WINNER – NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


The award-winning documentary film PILGRIMAGE is now available on DVD!


PILGRIMAGE DVD special features include:

– Never-before-seen archival footage of the 1969 Pilgrimage to Manzanar

– 36th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

– Breaking the Fast: Gathering for Ramadan in Little Tokyo

– Additional Interviews

– Discussion and resource guide





“A powerfully moving piece on the dehumanization and dislocations of war, and the community and hope that can be found in resistance.”

                  — Jeff Chang, Author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation


“Tad Nakamura’s inspiring new film opens up the Japanese American experience of World War II to a new generation of multicultural activists.”

                   — Yuri Kochiyama, Asian American Activist



PILGRIMAGE tells the inspiring story of how a small group of Japanese Americans in the late 1960s uncovered their lost history and created the Manzanar Pilgrimage, transforming the once-abandoned WWII American concentration camp into a vibrant symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages, races and nationalities in our post 9/11 world.


Total running time: 20 min.


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This entry was posted on September 8, 2007 by in film fest - VC.
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