From her Fillmore California home, Roleta is “The Entertainer’s Daughter” explaining the role of geisha in Japanese culture. She also reveals how her talented mother survived in Little Tokyo after divorcing her American civil engineer father.
In “hafu”, several adult children of Japanese war brides meet for lunch in Little Tokyo, Japantown (Los Angeles). Over a Japanese meal, they discuss how their parents met, the challenges their Japanese mothers faced in America, and how their own mixed-race identities were forged in the U.S.
Finally, in “Remembering Her Mother”, Jean talks about the woman she cared for during her last years; how her mother met and married her father, and the many locations where their family lived until settling in San Jose. A strong relationship with her mother’s family has Jean and her siblings visiting Japan often.
"The Kids” is the 3rd of 5 films that make up “War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory”.