Picture Bride told the story of Japanese picture brides and Hawaiian sugar cane plantation workers in the early 1900s. It won the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at teh 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Hatta was 47. Her latest movie, "Fishbowl," was set to air on PBS.
Director Kayo Hatta dies
Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.