My Daughter Yoshiko
Language: English, Japanese
Running Time: 15min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Knight Made in MIA Short Film Award, Zeno Mountain Award
After her daughter Yoshiko is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and her husband is deployed to overseas military service, Saki is finding life harder and harder to manage. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki is now faced with the daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.
Much more than a story of coping with autism, “My Daughter Yoshiko” is also about the power of trading shame for empathy.
MY DAUGHTER YOSHIKO screens with NINA
Director: Brian Blum
Producer: David E. Munz-Maire, Bryan Benitez, Ryan Beharry
Screenwriter: Brian Blum, Kent Morita
Executive Producer: Aika Avello, Mieko Avello, Lori Blum, Barry Blum, Alexander Falk, Nora Falk, Lewis Collier, Cydney Collier, Michael Hill, Michael Beddome, Taylor Compton
Production Company: Brian Blum Films
Music: Aaron Kenny
Cinematographer: Hamilton Yu
Editor: Carlos Pérez Segarra