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West Encounters East selected for New York City Independent Film Festival


The documentary film West Encounters East, a film by Stella M. Holmes, has been chosen as an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival, to be held October 18-20, 2013 at Producers' Club in Times Square. The festival showcases independent films in a variety of genres to the entertainment industry and the public.


All films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by three different programmers, and are selected by majority vote. In screening documentaries, festival organizers say they are looking for films in which "the filmmaker had a passion which he/she put into the film."


West Encounters East, scheduled on October 19th, takes viewers on a journey to uncover a vibrant and unique art world. It focuses on a little-known population: the Japanese Brazilians, comprising the largest population of ethnic Japanese outside of Japan itself. The film explores the fusion of culture, history and tradition and the ongoing integration of Asian traditions into Latin American culture in the works of well-known Japanese Brazilian artists such as Tomie Ohtake, Yutaka Toyota, Takashi Fukushima, Kazuo Okubo, Catarina Gushiken and many others. The story of these multicultural artists, told primarily through their canvases, sculptures, ceramics and photography, brings to light the dynamic and little-known saga of the Japanese presence in Brazil.

“Bridging cultures through art has always captured my soul, especially cultures that are so vastly different,” says Ms. Holmes, whose experience of growing up with a Paraguayan mother and Argentine father gave her valuable insights into the issues and challenges examined in this film.

West Encounters East debuted nationally on WPBT Channel 2 in South Florida, and was subsequently aired on more than 280 television channels nationwide. Production of the film was made 

possible with support from Maria Estela Santacruz.





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