Nisei Bowl

directed by Alli Nakamura

Documentary Short | 2018 | USA | 22 min | English

Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s Wednesday morning at the Bonwood bowling alley and the senior bowlers file into their weekly ritual. Strikes, cheers, and candy circle the lanes. The Salt Lake Nisei show how youthful growing old can be. Their spirit and stories weave a history - then and now - of the Japanese-American community in Salt Lake City. A heartwarming portrait of age, friendship, and perseverance.

Alli Nakamura is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She takes on an immersive and observational approach in building intimate portraits. Her focus is to humanize the overlooked and share stories that explore hyphenated identity.

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