Posted in Documentary, Music, Shorts, Video

A Song For Ourselves – documenary about musician Chris Iijima – directed by Tad Nakamura

A Song for Ourselves
Available on DVD now
directed by Tad Nakamura
documentary about the life of Chris Iijima, Japanese American folk-musician and activist, who released an album of politically influenced songs called “A Grain of Sand” in 1973.

You can watch this documentary for free on Dramafever and if you want to support this indie filmmaker you can watch it via Comcast’s on demand service or order the dvd via paypal (those outside the US will need to send an email to inquire about international shipping costs). Also available on the film’s website is a link to download the film’s mixtape for FREE and features tracks from Iijima’s album and hip hop acts Blue Scholars and Native Guns.

Also check out Tad’s other short.



Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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