Alejandro Yoshizawa

MA History

Project Title: Pining for Mushrooms: Matsutake Hunting in the Japanese Canadian Community.

Alejandro is a filmmaker from Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the lead filmmaker and director for the Chinese Canadian Stories web series which was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Web Series in 2013. His films have been shown across Canada at various exhibitions and film festivals including Ethnographic Terminalia (Montreal) and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. His latest films include A Storyteller’s Story (2011), Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver’s Chinese Farms (2012), A Degree of Justice (2012), and The Hunt For Matsutake (2012). Academically, Yoshizawa is interested in oral history, digital storytelling and the use of film as a pedagogical tool. He received the Edgar Wickberg Prize in Chinese Canadian History in 2010.

Websites:

http://thehuntformatsutake.wordpress.com/about-the-filmmaker/
http://ccs.library.ubc.ca/trim/s/ch/index.html


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