Film Genre

Drama documentary



"The search for identity. Cultures crossing continents. In Nikkei, director Kaori Flores Yonekura tells the story of her grandparents’ intrepid journey from Japan to Peru to Venezuela. Along the way, their personal search for a new home is set against the larger backdrop of the history of Japanese immigration to Latin America: from servitude in Peru, to the anti-Japanese media campaigns in World War II, to propaganda and promises of a better life in Venezuela. Nikkei is a fascinating and artfully constructed documentary that uses photographs, animation and personal testimony to reconstruct a subject of Latin American history that is rarely presented in cinema".  - Vancouver Film Festival, Canada.

Festivals and Awards


Latin American Film Festival of Philadelphia / American Fund for the Arts of Venezuela: VAEA / Ibero-American Film Festival of Santiago de Chile Maria Lionza International Film Festival / Nikkei Culture Festival / Mérida Documentary Film Festival / Festival New Film Festival in New York / Film and Human Rights Film Festival / Vancouver Latinoamerican Film Festival / 2nd International Film Festival of North Chile / II International Film Festival of Cinemaissi Latinoamerican Helsinki Film Festival Finland / Ficnorte Antofagasta Chile / Lima International Book Fair / Peru Iberoamerican Documentary Memory Festival / Cinesul International Film and Video Festival / 15th Cine Las Américas International Film Festival / Guadalajara International Film Festival / Lima Film Festival / Documenta Caracas - Doc Andino Award / AtlantiDoc / International Festival Of Central American Cinema Ícaro.



CoProducción · CoProduction



Producción · Produced by

|Kaori Flores, Hugo Shiki


Dirección · Director / Guión · Screenplay / Fotografía · Cinematography

|Kaori Flores Yonekura


Música · Music

|Alejandro Rosso


Sonido · Sound

|Daniel Zahalka


Dirección de arte · Production designer

|Ztuyoshi Flores Yonekura, Kaori Flores, Sofía Hernández


Edición · Editor

|Eyelemty Rodríguez, Kaori Flores 


Animation · Animación

| Jean-Charles L'Ami, 35 Quai du Soleil

Contry / Year


Venezuela, Peru, Japan 2011

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