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The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)

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Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor,... See full summary »

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Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor, Linda Hattendorf, persuades elderly Jimmy to move in with her, while seeking a permanent home for him. The young woman delves into the California-born, Japan-raised artist's unique life which developed his resilient personality, and fuels his 2 main subjects: cats and internment camps. The editor films Jimmy's remarkable journey back into his incredible past. Written by David Stevens

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A profound human document
27 July 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

A Japanese American, Jimmy Mirikitani who survives in the streets of Manhattan by selling his paintings (cats) to by-passers for a few dollars, attracts the attention of the director of this movie, Linda Hattendorf. She wants to know his identity, his past and why he is surviving in such a dreadful manner. She discovers that the roots for his depressing situation were laid out decades ago by the racial treatment of people from oriental origin during WW II in the US. Considered as potential enemies and spies, they were incarcerated in special internment camps. Jimmy Mirikitani never recovered from this ordeal after the war. This documentary is edited like a thriller, with the director in the role of a true detective who unravels all the secrets of the main character's life puzzle. Linda Hattendorf has made a most remarkable documentary revealing some nearly undetectable ravages provoked by war on innocent populations. A must see.


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