The Cats of Mirikitani

Winner of the 29th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival John Michaels Award

Directed By:

Linda Hattendorf

Project Website:

http://www.thecatsofmirikitani.com/

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.