Experiencing Interruptions?

Do You Love Me?

A young Sansei girl's searches for her estranged Nisei father. They reunite after 30 years. Over a period of 4 years, they build a bridge through 80 handwritten letters. While nursing him on his deathbed, she finally finds some resolution.

  • Teresa Takaki Matsushima
  • Teresa Takaki Matsushima
  • Teresa Takaki Matsushima
  • Teresa Takaki Matsushima
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    iMovie, iPad, iPhone
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 26, 2021
Distribution Information
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Director Biography - Teresa Takaki Matsushima

Teresa Takaki Matsushima was born in Chicago, raised in Gardena, CA, has served in 3 continents as a medical missionary and is a retired nurse practitioner. She enjoys talking story over a cup of hot green tea, holding hands with her main squeeze, Bob, relishes her grandkid time and wants to see people healed of their deep emotional wounds. Do You Love Me? is her first film.

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Director Statement

During Covid, I joined the Visual Communications, Digital Histories class for Asian American retirees. Everyone has a story to tell and I wanted to share the search for my father and what transpired after I found him after 30 years. I cried buckets while making my film. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.