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Doc Talk Podcast: Celebrating A Japanese-American Artist Who Survived Incarceration; Plus, We Sit Down With A Film Festival Innovator

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As Georgia O’Keeffe was to the landscape of New Mexico, artist Chiura Obata was to the grandeur of Yosemite. The national park in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains inspired the Japanese-born painter, who found in Yosemite a perfect embodiment of what he called “great nature” (dai shizen in Japanese).

His ink and brush paintings, scrolls and woodblock prints captured the transformative power of natural beauty on a monumental scale.

Obata’s work is explored in the new documentary Obata’s Yosemite, which can be seen on YouTube and the National Park Service’s website.

Director Adam Prieto joins the latest edition of Deadline’s Doc Talk podcast to discuss his film and how Yosemite inspired his own spiritual journey.

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