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Stamp Our Story

Directed by Kaia Rose, Robert Horsting
  • 2022
  • 19 mins

An extraordinary story of how a grassroots movement led by three elderly Nisei (second generation) women overcomes all odds to successfully campaign for a Go For Broke stamp.

About the Directors
Kaia Rose is a filmmaker dedicated to meaningful and curious storytelling who has worked extensively as a director, producer and editor. Her award-winning short documentary Fugetsu-Do, an intimate portrait of a 117-year-old Japanese sweet shop, is currently playing festivals around the world. Kaia is the creator and director of Climate Countdown, an award-winning web-series that maps out the ecology of climate solutions, and has written, filmed and edited hundreds of videos that promote climate consciousness and action. As a freelance filmmaker, she has created video content for such organizations as the United Nations, The Juilliard School,, Rachel’s Network, and the World Bank. She has also edited numerous independent short narrative and documentary films and was an editor and archive manager on the PBS documentary Power to Heal, exploring how Medicare helped desegregate American hospitals in the 1960s. For many years she was the lead producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-winning production company ArthurCox in the UK, where she produced animated commercials, shorts, TV shows and feature films for such companies as Disney Jr, Aardman Animations, the BBC, Creative England and 20th Century Fox TV. Kaia is a graduate of the University of Bristol and currently the Multimedia Content Lead at Connect4Climate, World Bank Group. For more, visit

Robert M. Horsting is an Oral Historian, Emmy & Edward R. Murrow awarded producer/ documentary filmmaker (“Witness: American Heroes”). As a volunteer with the Go For Broke National Education Center’s Hanashi Oral History Program he has helped to record nearly 300 Japanese American WWII and Korean War veteran stories from across the USA. Along with artist and social activist Richard Yutaka Fukuhara (Dec. 2018), he has co-produced “Shadows For Peace” speaker forums featuring atomic bomb survivors, and executive produced/directed the mixed-arts stage production, “Afternoon of Peace.” Working with photographer Shane Sato, Robert co-authored the coffee table books, “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage.” & “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Legacy,” featuring portraits of Japanese American WWII veterans. Robert currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Memorial Court Alliance. For more, visit:

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AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown

Sat, Feb 25
4:35 pm

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church

Sun, Feb 26
5:05 pm