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TIZUKA YAMASAKI

[ Porto Alegre: 1949 ] She is a photographer, scriptwriter and film director. Among her films is the very beautiful award-winning Gaijin - Caminhos da Liberdade, where she tells the history of the first Japanese immigrants to Brazil, based on long talks she had with her Japanese imigrant grandmother. Tizuka is the first woman in Brazil to obtain unquestionable success as a movie-maker and also the first movie-maker of the generation graduated from Schools of Communication to enjoy public acclaim.

Updated in 1999