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Boodie & Bambi: A Nisei Story

Mario Lathan
Mario Lathan, Michael Adachi, Patrick Adachi
Mary and Kelly Adachi smile and slow dance in their wedding outfits.

Love. Perseverance. Faith. How does family endure during uncertain times? For Japanese-American couple, Kelly and Mary Adachi, the journey of acceptance leads from the flower shop deliveries in Hollywood, the bowels of incarceration in Arkansas and finally toward the realization of a dream in Cincinnati. Narrated by eldest son, Michael Adachi, Boodie and Bambi: A Nisei Story is a documentary film that chronicles the story of Kelly and Mary Adachi, across generations and landscapes, as they search for a place to call home.