Cats of Mrikatani

The Cats of Mrikatani


“Make art not war” is Jimmy Mirikitani’s motto. This 80-year-old Japanese
American artist was born in Sacramento and raised in Hiroshima, but by 2001
he is living on the streets of New York with the twin towers of the World Trade
Center still ominously anchoring the horizon behind him. What begins as a
simple verite portrait of one homeless man will become a rare document of
daily life in New York in the months leading up to 9/11. How deeply these two
stories will be intertwined cannot yet be imagined. This is the story of losing
“home” on many levels.

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