2022 / 5 min / English & Japanese / Documentary & Animation
A filmmaker asks her mother, "Why have I never liked tomatoes?"


Starring - Hiro Kanagawa

Writer, Director, Editor - Natalie Murao
Producers - Thea Loo & Natalie Murao
Animators & Camera - Kevin Feng & Natalie Murao
Re-Recording Mixer & Composer - Jeremiah Reyes
Japanese Translator - Tabitha Nakajima

Equipment Rental - Cineworks & The Cinematheque
Film Processing & Scanning - Niagara Custom Lab
Archival Photos of Solsqua - Nikkei National Museum

Special Thanks - Art With Impact, Cary McQueen, Amy Wong, Wendy Murao, Dani Ngo, Elaine Ngo, Jason Chan, Akemi Gallagher, Sundance Ignite Fellows, Andrew Ahn, Landscapes of Injustice, Michael Abe, Linda Kawamoto Reid, Nana Fujino, Vermonte Wong

Produced with the co-operation of the Union of BC Performers

This film was supported by the Sundance Ignite program of Sundance Institute


  • Future of Film Showcase
    →  Recipient of Best Screenplay Award
  • Local Sightings Film Festival
    →  Recipient of Best Documentary Short Award
  • Telefilm Canada’s Not Short On Talent at Clermont-Ferrand
  • Montreal International Documentary Festival
  • Center for Asian American Media Festival
  • Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival
  • DisOrient Film Festival
  • Reelworld Film Festival
  • Festival Filministes
  • Vancouver Short Film Festival



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