Jim Mizuki, An American Farmer


Jim Mizuki Portrait

Currently in post production, “Jim Mizuki, An American Farmer”, a short documentary about a 90 year old Japanese American almond farmer in the Central Valley, the world’s largest producers of almonds. Born in the U.S. of Japanese parents Jim follows his dream of becoming a farmer. Stopped in his tracks he and his family are sent to the internment camps during WW2. Immediately after the war Jim is drafted and sent to Japan as a Japanese interpreter for war criminals.

Overcoming these obstacles and picking up where he left of Jim’s passion of farming continues into his 91st birthday still working the farm mostly by himself every day. The film follows the four seasons on the almond orchard and the harvest and processing of his almonds.